The Simple Plate: Native Wise
Food and tradition: "it was like watching a fledgling eagle fly the nest"
In this part of the world, wild rice or manoomin is not just a local delicacy; it's a cultural tradition - "a rite of passage for Anishinaabeg people."
David and Patra Wise not only harvest and sell manoomin through Native Wise, earlier this month David took a group of young people (AICHO's Giinawiind Giginitaagi'gomin program) to a ricing camp near McGregor.
There, during the customary time of teaching at the end of the season, the young people got to take part in the tradition for the first time.