Boozhoo! (Greetings!) Welcome to the 15th Annual Gathering of Friends Education Celebration.
By sharing our stories, songs, ceremonies and traditions, our children have an opportunity to see their inheritance anew. As young people grow in their understanding and respect for Anishinaabe culture, they put increasing value on their role in carrying that knowledge forward to future generations. In this way, their value and pride in self builds a strong foundation for our nation and for beautiful friendships with all our relations.
Roseau River is an Ojibwe-speaking, Anishinaabe community located in Anishinaabe territory, also known as Treaty 1 territory. The people of Roseau River have a strong history in the Red River and Pembina Valleys. The Ojibwe of Manitoba, Western Ontario, North Dakota and Northern Minnesota were known as Zoong-gi-de Anishinaabe, the “Strong Heart People” in recognition of their bravery.