Native Heritage
Anishinaabe Culture


Canadian Branch of the Pottawatomis
of Wisconsin

Killarney Pottawatomi Ancestors

Minjmendaan is Ojibwe for "to keep in mind; to remember". It is an annual newsletter highlighting Killarney's history and current information about issues that affect First Nation and Metis peoples. Its first edition was published in the summer of 2002. Now available online.

Odawa History

Ojibwe History

Potawatomi History

The Three Fires Confederacy

The Ojibwe Creation Story

Ne-naw-bo-zhoo Stories
As told in 1897 by A.J. Blackbird or
Mack-aw-de-be-nessy (Black Hawk)
of the Odawa Nation

Ne-naw-bo-zhoo: Supernatural Teacher

The Origin of Ne-naw-bo-zhoo

Ne-naw-bo-zhoo Battles His Brother

Ne-naw-bo-zhoo and the Great Flood

Ne-naw-bo-zhoo and the Great Fish

The Anishinaabe Migration Story

The Seven Fires Prophecies

The Clan System

The Healing Arts & Medicines

The Seven Teachings

The Sacred Tree

The Medicine Wheel

Religion and Spirituality

The Twenty-One Moral Precepts
of the Odawa and Ojibwe
As related in 1897 by Andrew J. Blackbird
or Mack-aw-de-be-nessy of the Odawa Nation

The Lord's Prayer in Odawa/Ojibwe
As translated in 1897 by Andrew J. Blackbird
or Mack-aw-de-be-nessy of the Odawa Nation

Various Odawa/Ojibwe Words
As translated in 1897 by Andew J. Blackbird
or Mack-aw-de-be-nessy of the Odawa Nation

Animals, Fish

Birds, Insects

Berries, Trees, Nuts

Body Parts

Structures, Locations, Places

Land Features

Numbers and Colours


Weather, Seasons, The Sky
Official Indian or Metis Status

Information for registered Indians
about status cards, gas cards, and
health benefits

Clarification of Terms: Aboriginal,
Inuit, Indian, Metis

Guide to Completing Applications
for Indian Status or Metis Status

Information for Killarney families from records at Indian Affairs Canada

Baptismal & Marriage Certificates
for Killarney Ancestors
Most Killarney people trace their Native roots through Anishinaabe ancestors: the  Ojibwe (also called Chippewa), the Odawa (also called Ottawa), and the Pottawatomi. These pages focus on the history and culture of those tribes, who formed an alliance called the Three Fires Confederacy many years before our most recent ancestors settled around Lake Huron.
Links to Other Sites

Assembly of First Nations

Indian Act (Revised Statutes, 1985)

Indian and Northern Affairs Canada

Metis Mega-Links

Metis Nation of Ontario

Native Nations Index

Native Tribes of Ontario

Native Web

North American Indian Publications

Ontario Native Affairs Secretariat

Treaties, Agreements, Claims

Treaties Mapindex

Turtle Island Native Network
Front Page News

U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs
List of Federally Recognized Tribes

Windspeaker On-Line
Canada's National Aboriginal Newsletter
Treaties, Surrenders, Declarations

Provisional Surrender, 1795

St. Joseph Island Conveyance, 1798

The Robinson-Superior Treaty, 1850

The Robinson-Huron Treaty, 1850

Surrender of Lands, Manitoulin Is., 1862

Site visitors who are seeking official recognition of their aboriginal ancestry may find useful the publication Guide to Completing Applications for Indian Status or Metis Status, now available by mail order.

Please note that where the Guide deals with Metis Status, the regulations pertain to the Metis Nation of Ontario. Applicants seeking recognition through a province other than Ontario should check with that province's Metis Nation about requirements and guidelines for membership.
Above: At the sugar camp of P.R. and Virginie (Miziwek) de Lamorandiere. Pictured outside the boiling shack are Virginie (left),  Ernestine Haitse (also standing), and two of Virginie’s granddaughters: Marcella and Stella Proulx. The piles of baskets in the foreground of the photograph were hand made, of birch bark, and used for gathering sap. This photograph was taken about 1918.