Indian Reservation, MI The Saginaw Chippewa Tribes Environmental
Department is pleased to announce the release of a book entitled,
Manoomini-miikaans The Wild Rice Road.
The informative book was created in a way that provides respect
for natural resources, such as wild rice and a connection to Mother
Earth through the Anishinaabe language.
The book is filled with fun games and activities for all ages
and tells of two children on their way to an annual traditional
rice camp on the Saginaw Bay.
Funding for the book came from the US Environmental Protection
Agency, Clean Water Act, Section 106 and Great Lakes Restoration
Initiative Funding. The Tribes Environmental team collaborated
with other departments such as Anishinaabe Language Revitalization,
Tribal Observer Graphic Designer, students and teachers from the
Saginaw Chippewa Academy and Ziibwings Center for cultural
and language correctness.
Im very proud of our internal departments who came
together to produce the book. Wild rice as always been one of our
traditional foods and is making a big comeback to the Saganing Bay
area with the help our Environmental Team, stated Saginaw
Chippewa Tribal Chief Dennis Kequom, Sr.
The Tribe will be distributing 10,000 copies of the book to
local schools as a supplement to language curriculums, as well as
libraries, conservation groups and educational organizations. If
you would like to request copies, please call the Saginaw Chippewa
Tribes Environmental Department at 989.775.4014.
The Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan is based on the
Isabella Indian Reservation in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan.