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Recognizing the Rights of Wild Rice with Tribal Attorney Frank Bibeau

Frank will speak at the Forest History Center in Grand Rapids this Saturday January 21st from 1-3pm

This Saturday, the Forest History Centerin Grand Rapids is hosting a program about wild rice and what it means to the Ojibwe. Tribal attorney Frank Bibeau will discuss from 1-3pm the centuries-long westward migration of the Anishinaabe to the place where the food grows on water, as well as wild rice's sacred place in Ojibwe culture.

In the 19th century treaties with the Federal Government, they retained their right to hunt, fish and gather wild foods in ceded territories across northern Minnesota.

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Heidi Holtan is KAXE's Director of Content and Public Affairs where she manages producers and is the local host of Morning Edition from NPR. Heidi is a regional correspondent for WDSE/WRPT's Duluth Public Television’s Almanac North.
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