Gathering Wild Rice Program at National Lakeshore

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Date: July 31, 2018

INDIANA DUNES NATIONAL LAKESHORE: Dr. Jennifer Kanine, of the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi, shares the native tradition of gathering wild rice in the Indiana dunes region. Join her on Saturday, August 11, from 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm at Indiana dunes National Lakeshore’s Paul H. Douglas Center.
Learn about wild rice (mnomen) and its importance to Native Americans in both the past and today. Follow the story from seed through harvesting and processing. Traditional tool making and harvesting methods will be demonstrated.
The Paul H. Douglas Center for Environmental Education is located in the western portion of the national lakeshore at 100 North Lake Street, about one mile north of U.S. Highway 12 in the Miller neighborhood of Gary. For more information on this or other programs at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, call 219-395-1882 or visit our website at our Facebook page at

Last updated: July 31, 2018

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