Wild Rice Initiative

The intention of the wild rice project initiative is the revitalization (and hopeful reintroduction) of wild rice in the Menomonee River Valley in the heart of Milwaukee. Several undergraduate students worked to determine the viability and sustainability of this biological study, while others developed a more rooted understanding of the cultural, historical, political, and spiritual importance of wild rice to Wisconsin tribal nations. 


September 2023: The wild rice cohort travels to harvest wild rice near Lake Delavan, Wisconsin with Electa Quinney Institute for American Indian Education Elder in Resident, Mishiikenh (Vernon) Altiman.