The Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa has moved to restrict wild rice harvesting on lakes within the reservation to band members only.

The Fond du Lac Reservation Business Committee this week announced that, for the remainder of 2020, only band members can bring non-band partners who must either hold a Minnesota wild rice harvesting license or a tribal card from other bands in the state. Individuals under age 18 do not need a license if they are harvesting with an adult.

Wild rice has ripened in recent weeks in northern Minnesota and the annual harvest is currently wrapping up.

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