Manoomin: Food That Grows on the Water follows Fred Ackley Jr. from the Sokaogon Chippewa Community of Mole Lake as he harvests and processes manoomin, or wild rice. He explores the importance of prayer and tradition for cultural survival.
This video is part of The Ways, a series of language and culture stories from Native communities around the central Great Lakes that explores connections between traditional ways and those of today. The Ways expands and challenges current understanding of Native identity and communities.
Discover more at theways.org.