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The Simple Plate
"The Simple Plate" is a new feature on Northland Morning every other Tuesday at 8:00 am, featuring tales of local food made and produced by local people.You'll hear conversations with local chefs and local food growers. We'll discuss food culture, visit area food events, and even share a few recipes."The Simple Plate" is supported by Whole Foods Co-Op of Duluth.

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.

Lisa Johnson has been a broadcast journalist for 41 years ... and a radio announcer for a teensy bit longer.
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