The Anishinaabeg of the Anishinaabe First Nation are not insulted when the name Algonquin is given them but, they definitely prefer to be called Anishinaabe, their nation name since immemorial times. They are, however, members of the Algonkian language family.
Algoomeaking or Algoomaking "at the place of spearing fish", a collective term for a number of North American tribes in the valley of the Ottawa river and around the northern tributaries of the St- Lawrence river.
Nine Anishinaabe communities scattered in Outaouais and in Abitibi-Témiscamingue. Nine communities called Ojibway, Algonquin, Ottawa, Potawatomi, Saulteaux, Nipissing, Mississauga as well as Oji-Cree and Metis who share the same cultural traditions.
In the Anishinaabemowin language, Anishinaabe means the original person and Anishinaabeg means the true people who proudly preserve their traditions, who remain close to their ancestral ways of life and who carry on with their traditional lifestyle.
The seven clans of the Anishinaabeg nation are instrumental in their personal identity as well as in their traditional role in society. Seven different clans, seven different animals and seven different roles.
The Abenakis, Anishinaabeg, Atikamekw, Crees, Huron-Wendats, Innus, Maliseets, Mi'kmaq, Mowhawks, Naskapis First Nations and, the Inuit in Inuit Nunangat, the Arctic regions of Greenland, Canada and Alaska.
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