Council of the Three Fires / Three Fires Confederation
Dish with One Spoon treaty
Seven Fires prophecy
Teachings of the Seven Grandfathers
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."
"Ogimaag: Anishinaabeg Leadership, 1760–1845 reexamines Ojibwe leadership practices and processes in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries... By examining the hereditary position of leaders who served as civil authorities over land and resources and handled relations with outsiders, the warriors, and the respected religious leaders of the Midewiwin society, Miller provides an important new perspective on Ojibwe history."
"Combining socio-legal and ethnohistorical studies, this book presents the history of doodem, or clan identification markings, left by Anishinaabe on treaties and other legal documents from the seventeenth through the nineteenth centuries."
"This remarkable work draws on Ojibway-, Ota'wa-, and Ishkodawatomi-Anishinabe world views, history, and lived experience to develop a wholly Ojibway-Anishinabe interpretation of the role of traditional leadership and governance today."
"Fishing constitutes an essential relation through which Nipissing peoples belong to Lake Nipissing. Belonging in and through human-fish relations is an affective, embodied, and dynamic relation. It is a reciprocal relation that expresses an Anishinaabe cosmology and rich knowledge and governance traditions."
"This thesis will examine the interrelationships that exist between individuals and collectives in Anishnaabe governance systems. These relationships are defined by roles and responsibilities that ultimately contribute to how governance is expressed amongst Anishnaabeg."
"In this Yellowhead podcast, Eva Jewell, Damien Lee and Hayden King reflect on the Anishinabek Nation Governance Agreement, their community’s experiences with the ANGA, how this form of self-government aligns with traditional forms of governance, the (un)democratic nature of the ratification vote, membership issues, and the fiscal agreement."
The Anishinabek Nation established the Union of Ontario Indians (UOI) as its secretariat in 1949. The UOI was established because the Anishinabek Nation did not legally exist and a legal entity was required to enter into legally-binding agreements. The Anishinabek Nation is a political advocate for 39 member First Nations across Ontario. The Anishinabek Nation is the oldest political organization in Ontario and can trace its roots back to the Confederacy of Three Fires, which existed long before European contact.
Since September 2014, in collaboration with the Chippewas of Nawash, Osgoode has proudly hosted an annual Anishinaabe Law Camp at Neyaashiinigmiing. Under the guidance of some of the community’s best knowledge-holders –- legal scholars, ecologists, leaders and elders –- the annual Camp provides about 35 to 40 students and six to eight faculty members with an introduction to Anishinaabe legal concepts and principles, pedagogies and modes of reasoning.