On April 6th, I attended the 34th annual Saskatchewan Wild Rice Council Conference. This conference is held for industry professionals to discuss and reflect on the past year’s harvest as well as ways to innovate the industry for Saskatchewan producers. The Saskatchewan wild rice industry is one worth celebrating, as it plays such an important role in our province’s northern economy. Our province boasts over 150 entrepreneurs who participate in each year’s harvest. Furthermore, most of these entrepreneurs are from northern First Nations and Métis communities.