Lake Michigan-Huron Manoomin/Mnomen/Mnoomin/Manōmaeh Workshop

Gimaada’oonidimin manoomini-gikendaasowin

 (We share wild rice knowledge)


Purpose statement:

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), in partnership with Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians, will host a virtual wild rice restoration workshop for tribal communities surrounding the Lakes Michigan and Huron basin. Through this offering, we seek to foster dialogue with and among tribal communities in order to better understand and support their actions, priorities, and needs related to the restoration, protection, and research of manoomin/mnomen/mnoomin/manōmaeh in the Lake Michigan-Huron basin. One additional intended element of this exchange is a sharing and potential application of results and lessons learned from an earlier NOAA-supported effort in the Lake Superior Basin. 



This event has no cost, but registration is required. Participation is limited, but we will maintain a waitlist for any last minute openings due to cancellations. You may register here


Schedule of Events:


Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021

Understanding Manoomin/Mnomen

9:00 am - 12:30 pm (EST)


Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Collective Knowledge Sharing Sessions

9:00 am - 4:00 pm (EST)


Winter Dibaajimowin - Storytelling

6:30 pm (EST)

*There is no need to register for the conference if you only plan to attend storytelling*


Thursday, January 28, 2021

Relationship Building and Sharing
for Next Steps

12:30 pm - 5:00 pm (EST)


For more information, please contact:


Heather Stirratt

Cell: (952) 607-8572


Jennifer Ballinger

Cell: (715) 815-0578


Lauren Dey

Work: (231) 242-1572