In the Summer of 2016, Chief Duncan Michano of Biigtigong Nishnaabeg ( formerly known as Ojibways of the Pic River First Nation ) realized one of his dreams and led a 10-day canoe trip on the entire 212 kilometre Biigtig Siibii ( Pic River ) to honour his ancestors who were here before him. The Biigtig Siibii has been a paddling route, a highway, and much more for generations of Biigtigong Nishnaabeg.
N’ziibiimnaan means ' Our River ' in Nishnaabemowin. It is Their River.
Chi-Miigwetch to everybody who made the trip possible.
Heron Bay Singers
From the Red Shadow Singers
Performed by Candy Desmoulin, singer
Nicole Desmoulin, singer
Julie Michano, singer
Biigtigong Language Song
Buffalo Girl Who Stands in the Center
Lady of the Spring
“What’s It Going For”
Bonnie Couchie, singer songwriter
Binaeshee Quae, backing vocals
From the album “Things That Make Me Go Hmmmm”
Ian Wong, composer
From the album “Stories in Motion”
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Inspiring! Would like to join you for a trip. One of the first places I remember as a child was Camp 5 and Caramat. Haven't been back since we moved to Thunder Bay when I was 6 years old (1958).
Ray Jr. St. Louis
Great video!!! What a moving experience and glad that Chief Michano was able to fulfill his dream. What a great learning experience for everyone who went on that fantastic journey.
Beautifully done and a real tribute to Anishanaabe history.
Whenever Chuck Norris goes for a swim in the ocean, the sea level drops 11 inches around the world.
Nice film and narration, Thanks
Wonderful tribute to past, present and future.
Well done Andrew. Appreciate all the work.
At first you may not have succeeded, but neither did Albert Einstein.
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