“The Great Rice Race” Mural by Heart Berry’s Sarah Agaton Howes now at the Duluth Children's Museum
Our mural shares the fun and work of wild rice harvesting, canoeing, and the animals that share our ecosystem (our earth) with us. Going ricing is a fun time of community, sharing, full of stories and hard work. “I love to hear the stories the old guys tell of their amazing rice harvests or the time they tipped their canoe, this mural depicts the fun and also the work of this beautiful way of life.”
In the Great Rice Race, Rabbit and Turtle playfully race while Bear, tired from a long day naps on the canoe. Fish and Otter watch the excitement while Muskrat enjoys the whole shenanigans from inside the boat. All of these animals play important roles in our world but also in Ojibwe stories. Who will win?