Special "banquet" presentation
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM Wed
Manoomin (wild rice) is a more-than-human being from the third order of creation in the Ojibwe worldview. Manoomin received her education from the first two orders and from a millennium of practical, in-the-field experience. Manoomin will be assisted in this presentation by Peter David, a wildlife biologist with the Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission, who assists GLIFWC’s member tribes in implementing their off-reservation, treaty-reserved rights in what is now portions of Wisconsin, Michigan, and Minnesota. He received his education (bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Wildlife Ecology) from UW-Madison, from the tribal elders and members for whom he has worked, and from Manoomin herself.