Harvesters Bruce and Judy Roy, Beauval, Saskatchewan
We Harvesters have always had an harmonious relationship with the land in north west Saskatchewan. Our ancestors inhabit the very soil and water where the wild rice grows. We are connected.
Harvesting green wild rice is difficult work. We spend our summer monitoring the wild rice in remote streams and bays. It’s a great adventure that demands our physical strength, our knowledge of technology, equipment, water levels, climate, weather patterns, nature.
Our parents and grandparents have taught us to be respectful and modest with the land. We believe it is our responsibility to care for the land, for it is our children and communities who inherit it.
NWC Wild Rice CEO and proud Métis Nap Gardiner
Our communities are made up of people from three different Canadian Indigenous groups – Métis, Dene, and Cree. Between us, we speak five different dialects, or languages, and English too.
Buying NWC Wild Rice means supporting us, the First Nations and Métis Harvesters, our families, and our communities. Supporting our business means we have an active say in our own industry, how it operates, and how we can respect the land and water. We hope you enjoy and share our wild rice with those you love, as we’ll be doing the same in our homes.
We hope it nourishes you, makes you happy, and brings you health. We are proud to share our beautiful food with you.