1. Information is not available as to the total amount of wild rice sold by the Indians of Manitoba in 1951, as the Indian affairs branch only supervised harvesting on Lone island and Crow Duck lakes in the Whiteshell forest reserve. Forty thousand pounds of wild rice were harvested on the above-mentioned areas and approximately half of the pickers were Manitoba Indians.
2. Answered by Nos. 1 and 3.
3. The name of the company which bought from Indians wild rice harvested in the
areas mentioned in No. 1 is the Canadian Fish Producers. A list of purchasers elsewhere in the province is not maintained.
4. Forty-four cents per pound plus 5 per cent royalty to the province of Manitoba.
Subtopic: WILD RICE PRODUCTION