Wild Rice is an important cultural and food source plant for all Great Lakes Anishinabek peoples. The Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi (NHBP), located in south-western Michigan, is steward to small and large beds of Zizania aquatica var. aquatica, (Wild "River" Rice), a State of Michigan Threatened Species. With a small (but growing) land base, NHBP is committed to protection, preservation, return of rice to the Reservation, along with stewardship of existing stands of rice in the greater SW Michigan area. Presentations by Stephen W. Allen of the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi.