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Tomorrow, 4/29, 12pm-1pm: Science Thursday presents MANOOMIN

Join us for 'Science Thursdays' via Facebook Live! 1854 Biologist, Darren Vogt, shares "all things rice" with The Nature Conservancy of Minnesota.
This Science Thursday will be all about manoomin, also commonly known as wild rice. Manoomin is a culturally significant resource, an important natural food source and a component of a healthy ecosystem. Under the Treaty of 1854, Bands retain the right to hunt, fish and gather in the 1854 Ceded Territory encompassing present-day northeastern Minnesota. The 1854 Treaty Authority is an inter-tribal resource management agency governed by the Bois Forte Band of Chippewa and Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa. Protection of manoomin is an important aspect of work the organization conducts to preserve and enhance treaty rights and resources.
Manoomin is a sacred gift given to the Bands and part of the Ojibwe migration story. Manoomin is an annual plant growing from seed each year and is subjected to numerous threats including changes to water levels and water quality, human disturbances, competing vegetation, and pests and diseases. The 1854 Treaty Authority assists in manoomin conservation through identifying locations of current and historic presence, long-term monitoring of lakes and rivers, and management and restoration activities. Manoomin harvest occurs each season and outreach efforts to tribal and non-tribal harvesters promote proper use of the resource.
Science Thursdays are a monthly series where TNC and partners share their work and findings with anyone and everyone interested in science and conservation work happening on the ground. Science Thursdays will be streamed to Facebook Live – no Zooming required!

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