August is Wild Rice Moon or Manoomin Dabik-Giizis, and we invite you to watch as wild rice is harvested, prepared, and shared as a meal.
Wild rice is a staple ingredient in many Indigenous recipes. It is low in fat but high in protein, vitamin B, iron and manganese. It is a great supplement to meat and is easily portable
Wild rice is actually not a rice at all but an aquatic grass that has adapted well over thousands of years to the Canadian climate.
The harvesting of wild rice is a long held tradition and a great social affair that is looked forward to every year during Wild Rice Moon!
Thank you to the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation for sharing these images of a wild rice harvest.