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 (ō-jĭb′wā′, -wə) also O·jib·way (-wā′) or O·jib·we (-wĕ)
n. pl. Ojibwa or O·jib·was also Ojibway or O·jib·ways or Ojibwe or O·jib·wes
1. A member of a Native American people originally located north of Lake Huron before moving westward in the 1600s and 1700s into Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, western Ontario, and Manitoba, with later migrations onto the northern Great Plains in North Dakota, Montana, and Saskatchewan.
2. The Algonquian language of the Ojibwa. In both senses also called Chippewa.

[Ojibwa ojibwe.]


npl -was or -wa
1. (Peoples) a member of a North American Indian people living in a region west of Lake Superior
2. (Languages) the language of this people, belonging to the Algonquian family
Also: Chippewa


(oʊˈdʒɪb weɪ, -wə)

also O•jib•way


n., pl. -was also -ways, (esp. collectively) -wa also -way.
1. a member of an American Indian people of Canada and the U.S., living principally in a region around Lakes Huron and Superior, extending W and N of Lake Superior to Saskatchewan and N Ontario.
2. the Algonquian language shared by the Ojibwa, Ottawa, and Algonquins.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Ojibwa - a member of an Algonquian people who lived west of Lake SuperiorOjibwa - a member of an Algonquian people who lived west of Lake Superior
Algonquian, Algonquin - a member of any of the North American Indian groups speaking an Algonquian language and originally living in the subarctic regions of eastern Canada; many Algonquian tribes migrated south into the woodlands from the Mississippi River to the Atlantic coast
Buffalo Indian, Plains Indian - a member of one of the tribes of American Indians who lived a nomadic life following the buffalo in the Great Plains of North America
2.Ojibwa - the Algonquian language spoken by the Ojibwa
Algonquian language, Algonquin, Algonquian - family of North American Indian languages spoken from Labrador to South Carolina and west to the Great Plains
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Two governing councils that oversee the Anishnabek communities and the Iroquois communities elected councils in Ontario are unifying to oppose the transportation of highly radioactive liquid material across their territories.
There are very real and pressing realities attached to critical conversations about Anishnabek cultural practices, ways of being, language, and movement politics.
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Our perspective focuses on Aroland First Nation, an Anishnabek community in Northern Ontario.
On the Aboriginal consultation side, Sutcliffe says he's built a strong relationship with the Sagamok Anishnabek First Nation, which claims the traditional lands on the Spanish River watershed.
Anishnabek traders traveled up and down that river, now known as the Ottawa River, for millennia and welcomed those who paddled up to trade with them (providing they brought gifts).
Through an examination of the history and development of First Nations practices at competition powwows (3) in selected Anishnabek (4) communities in southwestern Ontario, this article highlights the variables that contributed to the establishment and development of this "foreign" tradition in this region, and illustrates the complexity and, in some cases, invention, of "tradition.
Anishinaabe-mowin--the Ojibwe language--is now the official language of the Anishnabek Nation.