Black Duck Wild Rice Harvest Tour

DIG is planning a full day wild rice harvest tour.  Wild rice (“manomin”) is a traditional First Nations food that grows in some Ontario lakes. Over time, other uses of the lakes have threatened the rice beds but James Whetung, of Black Duck Wild Rice, has been reintroducing it locally. The event will include traditional teachings, rice harvesting by canoe, and then traditional means of processing the rice (including roasting it over a fire, dancing on the rice to remove the chaff, and winnowing it).  

September 30th, 2017, about 9 am to 4 pm

Curve Lake First Nation, about ½ hour north of Peterborough

Cost: $60 per person

Please bring your own lunch and be prepared for inclement weather as the tour will run rain or shine.

We will organize carpooling for those who are interested.



Black Duck Wild Rice Tour
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