Who We Are
The Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe, also known as the Leech Lake Band of Chippewa Indians or the Leech Lake Band of Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, and as Gaa-zagaskwaajimekaag Ojibweg in the Ojibwe language, is an Ojibwe band located in Minnesota and one of six making up the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe. The band had 9,509 enrolled tribal members as of September 2015. The band's land base is the Leech Lake Indian Reservation, which includes eleven communities aggregated into three districts, as defined in the tribal constitution.
When you purchase Leech Lake Wild Rice, you support the cultural and economic viability of underserved communities of the reservation.
Leech Lake Wild Rice was created to share the gift of Mother Nature to the world, while continuing the culture and well-being of our people. Every grain of rice is sacred and has value. This is why we harvest by hand and take great care in the sustainability of the rice. Join us in our efforts to pass on the tradition of the ricing process to future generations.
Our vision is to be the premier producer of naturally grown Wild Rice.
We will accomplish this by providing natural, organic, and environmental friendly Wild Rice to consumers, with great care and consideration to our environment and culture.