MANOOMIN NEEDS PROTECTION
show that Anishinaabeg have been living with and taking care of Manoomin
in the territory of the Michi Saagig Anishinaabeg for at least 4000 years.
Black Duck Wild Rice continues this work by seeding Manoomin
in areas where it is not growing due to human interference.
While opponents of Manoomin highlight our planting activities
they do not acknowledge their intentional, and illegal, destruction of wild rice.
Each year, as we monitor the Manoomin beds,
we see hundreds of acres of wild rice intentionally destroyed.
For example, the picture above
(obtained as a screenshot from the CBC Documentary "Cottagers and Indians")
shows a "Water Weedsickle" attached to the boat of a Manoomin opponent.
Parks Canada states that it has not issued permits for the removal of wild rice since 2015.
Without a permit, any removal of wild rice is illegal.
To date no fines or charges have been laid
- not even a reprimand has been issued -
despite abundant evidence of illegal destruction of Manoomin.