A Native American tribe.
In present day, the Ojibwe generally inhabit Ontario, Minnesota, and Michigan area. Also some parts of Manitoba and Wisconsin.
The Ojibwe have a strong line of history, and a strong culture, much of it still intact to this day.
"Ojibwe" is alternate and easier spelling for "Chippewa" "Ojibway" and "Ojibewa".
"So you're Ojibwe?" - Sioux kid
"Yeah, so this means we have to fight!.........Nahhhh I'm just kiddin', cousin!" - Ojibwe kid
"Nahhhhhh, your parents are cousins!" - Cree kid
"Skitashish!!! (meaning: Your old pants)" - Ojibwe kid
Ojibwe (pronounced "oh-jib-way") is a tribe located in both the United States and Canada, mostly around the Great Lakes area. Also known as Chippewa, Ojibwa, Ojibway, Ojibewa, Saulteaux, and a few other wierd ways of spelling it. A lot of us prefer to be called Anishinabe (pronounced "a-nish-shin-nah-bay") which in the language means "first people". Ojibwe are the third largest tribe in North America (the first is Cherokee, second is Navajo.) "Ojibwe" is actually an Algonquin word that refers to our uniquely made moccasins. We are closely related to the Odawa and the Potawatomi (this created an alliance called the Council of Three Fires). The Ojibwe are known for their birch bark canoes, delicately made moccasins, wild rice, use of seashells, snowshoes, strong medicine, most of our reserves are on/near original land because we resisted being deported, and the fact that we were the only tribe to defeat both the Sioux (Dakota, Nakota, Lakota) and the Iroquois (Cayuga, Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Seneca, Tuscarora). But now we can consider them all like friends!
-I love fire, but I'm not crazy.
-I can be very, very territorial.
-I refer to friends as "cousins" instead. And my real cousin is a "brother/sister".
-Me, I'm Ojibwe. To my fellow tribe members: Know your history, and be strong.