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dagwaagin 2013 was a culmination of our wild rice study. The campers meet at the lake and listened to area elders share best practices for ricing. Manners on the lake as well as safe habits on the lake were discussed. Many had never had the opportunity to collect wild rice before and appreciated the opportunity. Those that "knew what to do" paired up with others less informed. Harvested rice was carried over to the wild rice camp on Perch Lake (managed by J. Northrup). Students shared to work on the camp including cleaning up, preparing and managing the fire, parching the rice, dancing on the rice and winnowing. It was a great weekend.