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Shebahonaning/Killarney


Canadian Branch of the Pottawatomis
of Wisconsin


Killarney Pottawatomi Ancestors


Minjmendaan
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

Persons

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.