Graduates preparing for their ceremony

From Campus to Career: Thriving After Post-Secondary

Congratulations Seven Generations Education Institute (SGEI) graduates! You’ve just crossed the finish line of your post-secondary journey armed with knowledge, experiences, and a world of possibilities ahead. As you celebrate …


Tobacco offering placed beside a traditional staff

The Importance of Tobacco (Asemaa)

The use of tobacco and its connection to ceremonial protocol is foundational to Anishinaabe history and culture and is used for several reasons. Miigwech to Robert Horton, Anishinaabemowin Educator and …


Two local elders share knowledge with a group of youth

The significance of the word “Elder”

“Gichi-aya’aa,” or “Elder” in English, is an Anishinaabemowin word with a deep history and significance specific to the migration from the east coast to the prairies. The concept of an …


Anishinaabe man parching wild rice as a group of youth observe and learn

How to Harvest and Prepare Wild Rice (Manoomin)

Wild rice, known as “manoomin” in the Anishinaabe language, is an important part of Anishinaabe culture as a staple food with spiritual and economic significance to many communities. This month’s blog explores the significance of …


Discover the Joy of Rock Painting

Have you ever tried rock painting? Rock painting allows individuals to express their creativity and imagination. There are no strict rules or guidelines, so you can paint whatever you like, …


A collection of traditional Anishinaabe spirit dishes placed outside

How to Make a Spirit Dish

In Anishinaabe culture, spirit dishes hold great significance as an integral part of spiritual practices and ceremony. Spirit dishes are used to offer food and other items to the spirits, …


Man standing beside traditional smoke hut structure

How to build a traditional smoking hut

Fish smoking huts, also known as giigoonagwaawaanaak in Anishinaabemowin, play an important role in the traditional practice of smoking fish among the Anishinaabeg. These huts are typically small, temporary shelters …