Department of Folk Studies and Anthropology News
Folk Studies Faculty Member Helps Run 4th Annual Wild Ricing Camp for Native American Medical Students
- Author: Wednesday, September 19th, 2018
The weekend of September 8th and 9th, Folk Studies Assistant Professor Dr. Tim Frandy worked with Anishinaabe artist and educator Wayne Valliere and University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Native American Center for Health Professions (NACHP) Director, Danielle Yancey, to run the 4th annual Wild Ricing Camp for NACHP students, staff, and families. NACHP’s mission is to improve Native American health care by increasing the number of Native American Health professionals working in Native American communities. NACHP students, staff, and families had the opportunity to learn about the historical importance of manoomin (wild rice) to the Anishinaabe people, to connect with several community leaders from Lac du Flambeau, and to participate in the annual harvest of wild rice.
Read more about the event in the Native American Center for Health Profession's September 2018 Newsletter. You can also watch a short film Dr. Frandy produced with B. Marcus Cederström and Thomas DuBois about wild ricing, called Birchbark Canoes and Wild Rice.