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Ishkwaawinaaning: Skownan First Nation – Saulteaux-Ojibway – Waterhen Lake Area, Manitoba, Canada

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by pmnationtalk on November 14, 2022550 Views

Credit: Jaguar Bird

This is a video for the: “Ishkwaawinaaning”, “Skownan First Nation” (formerly known as: ‘Waterhen First Nation”, who are located in the Waterhen Lake Area of Manitoba, in Canada. There are also videos in this channel for many more North, South & Central American Tribes & First Nations, Chiefs, Residential Schools, Elders, Historical Events, Indigenous Concerns, Quotes, Environmental Youth Activists.. and much more.

“Ishkwaawinaaning”,”Skownan First Nation”, (formerly known as: “Waterhen First Nation”, is a Saulteaux (Ojibwe’) First Nations band government and community, whose reserve community, Waterhen 45.., is located 288 km north of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. They are on the south shore of Waterhen Lake, between Lake Winnipeg and Lake Winnipegosis.

“Skownan”, is a Cree and Ojibway name meaning: “to turn around the point or, turning point” and was originally the name of the Indian reserve. The Treaty referred to as “Treaty No. 2″, was signed on August 21st 1871, between Her Majesty’s Commissioner, Wemyss M. Simpson and “the Ojibway Tribe of Indians”, inhabiting an area to the north and west of the just concluded Treaty No. 1. Our people speak Ojibway. We build pride, unity and strength in our bodies and minds, through recreation and meditation. Our people spend time with our families, to learn from our Elders and to pass on our culture, language and values to our children. Our people share food from the land gained through hunting, fishing, trapping and gardening and learn the traditional medicines from our Elders. (We are building a) strong and prosperous vision, for our future generations.”

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