Jingles, Lids, and Rolling Tool

Jingles, Lids, and Rolling Tool

Anishinaabe Bimishimo

2023

Swan Lake First Nation

On loan from Anishinaabe Bimishimo

The Anishinaabe Bimishimo logo found on the jingles and lids has special meaning. The outer circle represents the world around us in full circle and the inner circle is a reminder of the full circle within ourselves. The tipi symbolizes home, family, and where the heart is, while the open tipi door welcomes ideas, hope, dreams, dance, and people. The medicine wheel is a reminder to follow and never forget the sacred teachings, including being humble, asking for help when needed, and showing appreciation when it is given. Anishinaabe Bimishimo is written because it represents Émilie. The feathers on either end are used in prayer, for smudging, and in regalia.

Bandolier Bag

Bandolier Bag

Unrecorded maker

Date unknown

Swan Lake First Nation

H4-11-6

This bandolier bag was donated to the Manitoba Museum in 1979 by P. F. Curtis.

“Onji’aawasowinan: Traditional Anishinaabe Teachings”

“Onji’aawasowinan: Traditional Anishinaabe Teachings”

Carol Beaulieu (editor), Sarah Brazauskas (illustrator)

2022

Long Plain First Nation, Pinaymootang First Nation, Swan Lake First Nation

The Manitoba Museum

This colouring book contains the Anishinaabe Onjiaawasowinan or ‘do’s and don’ts’, and teachings gathered during a language conference by Anishinaabe participants from various regions of the continent. They found that despite regional distinctions and dialects, they all shared common teachings and ‘do’s and don’ts’ learned from childhood, such as refraining from whistling at night or pointing at others.