On Indigenous Peoples Day, Let's Discuss Big Oil's War on Native Rights

Posted on AllSides October 10th, 2022
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This summer, Anishinaabe Tribal Nations throughout the Great Lakes celebrated an achievement: Wild rice, called manoomin in our language, was growing in thick and golden clumps from the lake bottom. Using push-poles and traditional bundling to re-seed the waters, we have long tried to revive this aquatic plant from habitat loss and climate change. Manoomin to us is more than just a nutritious food or commodity; it's a sacred gift that brought our people to settle these shores. It is the keeper of a culture. To this day, manoomin plays a significant role in our traditions....

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