Miigwewin means ‘gifting’ in Anishinaabemowin, the language of the Saugeen Ojibway Nation, who have lived since time immemorial on the Saugeen (Bruce) Peninsula in what is called Saukiing Anishinaabekiing.
Here in our online store, you will find authentic Indigenous crafters, supplies, online experiences and learning opportunities. Check it out, hear the stories of the crafters, see what the Anishinaabe communities have to offer!
The Miigwewin online store is a social enterprise of the Bagida’waad Alliance, which is a not for profit corporation led and managed by Anishinaabe community members of the Chippewas of Nawash and Saugeen First Nations, in collaboration with allies across the region.
The Bagida’waad Alliance is based in Neyaashiinigmiing, and aims to do climate research on the waters of Lake Huron and Georgian Bay, to encourage youth to hear the stories of the Elders about the fish, and to do more active stewardship of the lands and waters. Bagida’waad means “they set a net” in Anishinaabemowin.
During the pandemic, our people, many of whom have depended on fishing and crafting to support their families, have had many challenges and lost a lot of income, and we wanted to give an opportunity for their goods and services to be made available to the public. This is your opportunity to connect to the communities that are being hard hit by both the pandemic and climate change.