Gender Roles

Female Activities, Rights of Passage, Responsibilities, General Information

The roles of Chippewa women are important to understand because it strengthens one's identity. They are the strength of their family and community. They make sure their family and community come gather and care for each other. They also have a responsibility to pray for the water. They also show respect by wearing skirts when they attend ceremonies and dress appropriately.  When a young lady comes of age some families have a ceremony for the young girl to take that step into understanding what it means to become a woman.

 

Male Activities, Rights of Passage, Responsibilities, General Information

The men have a large responsibility to protect and provide for their community and family. Young men are usually shown by the men in their family their responsibilities. One of the roles of the men is to pray with the fire.

 

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