The dispute over wild rice: an investigation of treaty agreements and Ojibwe food sovereignty

  title={The dispute over wild rice: an investigation of treaty agreements and Ojibwe food sovereignty},
  author={Amanda L. Raster and C. Gish Hill},
  journal={Agriculture and Human Values},
The treaties established between the United States federal government and American Indian nations imply U.S. recognition of Native political sovereignty. Political sovereignty encompasses not only the ability to govern oneself but also self-determination regarding resource use, including food. This paper addresses The White Pine Treaty of 1837, which acknowledges the Ojibwe people’s right to hunt, fish, and harvest wild rice in their traditional landscape. This acknowledgement by extension… 
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