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Manoomin: Michigan's Native Grain

Please reach out to the committee lead, Nat Spurr, to offer your help working to name Manoomin as Michigan's Native Grain. This should be an easy, non-partisan accomplishment but it has still not be done.

House Hearing for HB 4852 to designate Manoomin as the State Native Grain

There is no sound for the first 10 seconds or so.
01:10  Rep Rheingans introduces HB 4852 which is followed by testimony:
04:22  Nichole Biber, Treasurer of The Anishinaabek Caucus of the MDP, Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians
10:48  Nat Spurr, Vice Chair of The Anishinaabek Caucus of the MDP, Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi
32:11  Barbara Barton, Endangered species biologist and author of "The Story of Wild Rice in Michigan"
41:48  Roger LaBine, Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa

#Manoomin  ❖  #MINativeGrain

Michigan Manoomin (Wild Rice) is as historically synonymous with Anishinaabek culture in the Great Lakes region as wigwams or the oral tradition. 



The effects of the Kalamazoo River disaster

Sprague - NHBP Manomon Presentation L&L, Aug 2017