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Indianische Siegel, Embleme und Logos
Indian Seals, Logos and Emblems
Abenaki - Ahtna - Alabama - Apache - Athabascan
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Abenaki - Wabanaki Confederacy
The Wabanaki Confederacy was formed generations ago. There are five major tribes involved with the Wabanaki Confederacy: Abenaki, Maliseet, Mi'kmaq, Passamaquoddy and Penobscot.
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Traditional  Abenaki of Mazipskwik (Missisquoi)
We are a Native American Nation comprised of descendants of the Alnobak (Abenaki Indians) that have inhabited N'Dakinna, also known as Vermont, Southern Quebec and parts of New York state and New Hampshire for over 12,000 years. As a people, Western Abenakis trace their roots to the Lenni Lenape and share most of the traditions, stories, ceremonies and language of our Algonkian relations. Since the early 1600s, many of our people have intermarried with our Iroquoian neighbors and we maintain a strong connection to them. In the early 1800s, several of our bands, along with Munsee Delawares, moved near the Six Nations in Canada where our people practiced the Big House ceremonies and shared ceremony with the Cayuga. The five primary clans of our people are the Turtle, Bear, Beaver, Dove and Otter. Before European contact our people numbered close to 70,000. 
In the late 1700s, our ancestors served in the American Revolution. We were one of the few Native American tribes to serve in the Colonial Army under General George Washington during the American fight for freedom and independence from England. Mazipskwik is the Abenaki word for Missisquoi, or place of the flint, one of the main Abenaki villages that bordered Lake Champlain, and the traditional homeland for many people of Abenaki descent up to the present day. We have also been known as the Saint Francis or Saint John Indians.
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Madockawando Abanaki Penobscot Indian Tribal Nation
New Brunswick
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Membertou Reserve Band
Nova Scotia
The Meaning of each Symbol: 
The double curve is a Wabanaki design used by all the tribes of the Wabanaki Union. It is a decorative symbol for all tribes, and is also a mark of identity.
The bird symbolizes the identity of the community of Membertou. The out-stretched wings represent the Band Council and its Chief.
The human shaped figures represent the importance of the family.
The sunrise represents "The People of the Dawn" who are the Mi'kmaq.
The circle, with the smaller circle within, is a symbol of unity among Native tribes.
This logo has been the identity of our Community for several years.  It will continue to represent the pride we take in the importance of unity and family. 
The artist, Dozay Christmas, was born and raised on the banks of the St. John and Tobique Rivers in western New Brunswick, and currently resides locally in Membertou.  She has worked as a trainee with the New Brunswick Museum and went on to enroll in the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Halifax. 
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Alabama - Coushatta
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Anishinabe - Chippewa - Ojibwe
The People of the Three Fires, the Ojibwe/Chippewa, Ottawa and Potawatomi Nations are known collectively as the Anishinabek. The Anishinabek Nation was founded in 1949 as the Union of Ontario Indians. Tribal groups represented within the Nation include Odawa, Ojibway, Pottawatomi, Delaware, Chippewa, Algonquin and Mississauga.
Ojibwe and Chippewa are not only the same tribe, but the same word pronounced a little differently due to accent. If an "O" is placed in front of Chippewa (O'chippewa), the relationship becomes apparent. Ojibwe is used in Canada. In United States, Chippewa is the official name. 
The Ojibwe call themselves Anishinabe (Anishinaubag, Neshnabek) meaning "original men". 
Ottawa and Potawatomi also call themselves Anishinabe, and at some time in the past, the three tribes were a single tribe. 
Ojibwe, or Chippewa, comes from the Algonquin word "otchipwa" (to pucker) and refers to the distinctive puckered seam of Ojibwe moccasins.
Some major Ojibwe had specific names according to location:
Missisauga in southern Ontario; Salteaux of upper Michigan; and Bungee for the Ojibwe of the northern Great Plains. 
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Anishinabe - Chippewa - Ojibwe
Anishinabek Nation

Head Office:  Nipissing First Nation
P.O. Box 711
North Bay, Ontario
P1B 8J8
Phone: (705) 497-9127
Toll Free:  (877) 702-5200
Fax:  (705) 497-9135


Anishinabe - Chippewa - Ojibwe
The Chippewas of Point Pelee and Pelee Island
Caldwell First Nation


Head Office, c/o 
10297 Talbot Road 
Blenheim Ontario N0P 1A0 
Fax: (519) 676-5899


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