A couple of hours later as Wisakichuk was sitting amongst his tribe he felt and noticed that his belly was rising. He kept feeling fuller, and fuller, and tighter and tighter. He felt his belly with his hands and then the other members of the community noticed his predicament and began asking whether Wisakichuk was going to have a child. They had never seen a pregnant man before so the whole community was milling around all excited. They all wanted to know who was the father since Wisakicuk had no wife, nor girlfriend so was this a scandal to happen?
This episode of Wisakichuk's belly rising became alarming because never in any of the mid-wifes' knowledge had they ever seen someone's belly rise so quickly. A couple more hours past and then Wisakichuk began to feel other sensations and he started to pass enormously loud rips of gas. The people roared as they laughed at poor Wisakichuk. Then he started to feel the awful need to run to the bushes...there was some serious business to be done.
After all was said and done, Wisakichuk noticed
that the cause of all this pain and embarassment was because of all that
strange seed he had ate. He told his fellow tribal members and they went
to check it out. They found it to be very filling and nutritious, so they all sat down and started eating the wild rice too. So that
is why today you see so many of our Aboriginal men with pot bellies. They,
like Wisakichuk loved their newly found wild rice. So, when the Europeans discovered us, they thought we had beer bellies and ever since have stereotyped us as such. Little do the whitemen know how wrong they were.