The Anishinaabe (Ojibwa, Ojibwe, Chippewa) and other indigenous nations are the original occupants of the Great Lakes region. As the first peoples, we carry rich traditional ecological knowledge and cultural teachings about what it means to care for the water and ensure a clean future for the generations coming after us. We also have our own frameworks for understanding environmental issues and sustainability rooted in our Creation Story and spiritual beliefs. Here you will soon learn more about Anishinaabe language, culture and teachings. Miigwech (thank you) to our ancestors and elders for carrying them on and allowing us to share in a good way.