The practice of planting, tending, gathering, and processing
Mnoomin into food.
The way of life, the art, and the culture,
that develops as community practices Mnoominke.
You are invited to the Third Annual Mnoominkewin Gathering on September 24, 2022 at Curve Lake First Nation's Lance Woods Park.
Together we will gather on the shore of Wshkiigimong (Mud Lake) under the Mnoomin Giizis (Wild Rice Harvest Moon) to celebrate the resurgence of the seed that has nourished Nishnaabeg for generations - Mnoomin "MAN-OH-MIN"
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Mnoomin, meaning the good seed or spirit seed, inspires us to plant, to harvest, to sing, to dance and to celebrate Mnoomin’s continuing presence in our collective story as Nishnaabeg.
“Mnoominkewin” - the art of wild ricing.
With collective spirit and celebration, we wish to inspire generative discourse and illuminate all that is good about our local food source. Its presence inspires ecological attention to our waters, our lands, our mud, the crawlers, the swimmers, the four leggeds and the flyers.
As we plant, gather, process, eat, celebrate, and renew familial and community ties we actively un-do the damage done by the colonial government through the William's Treaty. Together we restore cultural transmission, exercise sovereignty, and practice Mnoominkewin.