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Traditional Governance

Anishinaabe search keywords

  • Anishinabek / Anishinaabeg / Nishnaabe / Ojibwe / ᐊᓂᔑᓈᐯ
  • Saulteaux / Anihšināpē / Nakawē
  • Oji-Cree / Anishinini
  • Odawa
  • Potawatomi / Bodéwadmi 
  • Mississaugas
  • Nipissing
  • Algonquin / Omàmiwininiwak / Anicinàpe


  • Manitou
  • Midewewin
  • Nanabozho / Nanaboozhoo
  • Mnoomin / wild rice
  • Turtle Island
  • Anishinaabemowin
  • Council of the Three Fires / Three Fires Confederation
  • Michilimackinac
  • Dish with One Spoon treaty
  • Seven Fires prophecy
  • Teachings of the Seven Grandfathers
  • Pontiac's War

For a list of Anishinaabe dodem (clans), see here.

Dish with One Spoon

"The Hiawatha Wampum Belt, or Dish with One Spoon, a pre-contact treaty between the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe, refers to the sharing of the land surrounding Lake Ontario and the eastern shores of the St. Lawrence River (one bowl) with only taking what you need and leaving enough for others (one spoon)." From AFN, "Treaties and Why They are Important."

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