Jim Miller: Ricing with Youth at Pacwawong

By Nick Vander Puy
Reserve, Wisconsin (IndianCountryTV)
 

Starting in late August across northern Wisconsin, the wild rice harvest peaked this past week on Pacwawong Lake near Seeley in northwestern Wisconsin.

For the past several days, instructors and several dozen  youth from the Lac Courte Oreilles school have been  push poling and knocking rice the traditional way on Pacwawong Lake.

Jim Miller teaches culture at the Lac Courte Oreilles School.  He's teaching wild rice gathering and processing techniques.

His family and others are responsible for keeping the drum dance  and other traditions alive on the Lac Courte Oreilles Reserve.

"We're teaching the traditional way to gather wild rice.  Use tobacco."

 

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