Culture & History

We the Annishinabe shall preserve, protect and pass on our traditions as taught by our elder's to our children.

Naiyah Kwandibens, Tiny Tot Princess


Each year we host our annual traditional pow wow located in a peaceful secluded area between reserve land and Lake Nipigons' Old Whitesand, held since 1980


First Chief of Whitesand, Douglas Sinoway

 ***Please keep in mind that traditions and cultural teachings may differ from region to region. Different is not wrong, just different. As Anishinaabe people we are respectful of everyone and their individual beliefs, traditions, and personal life histories.***

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The Ojibwe                                   

Teachings of the Seven Grandfathers

Approaching a Traditional Healer, Elder, or Medicine Person

Your Name and Colors


Sacred Items and Bundles

Four Sacred Medicines


Traditional Healing

Sweat Lodge


Feasts and Giveaways


Pow-wow Ettiquette

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