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Mr. Edward Benton-Banai

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Grand Chief

Phone: (705) ***-****  HQ Phone
Shingwauk Kinoomaage Gamig
1550 Queen St. East
Sault Ste. Marie , Ontario P6A 2G3

Company Description: The Shingwauk Education Trust - Community Healing Strategy Project began in 2003 and is supported by funding through the Aboriginal Healing Foundation. In 2007,...   more

Employment History

  • Professor
    Shingwauk Kinoomaage Gamig
  • Presiding Grand Chief
    Three Fires Midewiwin Lodge.
  • Spiritual Leader
    American Indian Movement
  • Professor
    Anishinaabe Studies
  • Educator and Spiritual Leader
    Lac Courte Oreilles Band of the Ojibwe Nation
  • Grand Chief
    Three Fires Midewiwin Society

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • B.Sc.
  • degrees , education
    University of Minnesota
  • MBA
    University of California
  • degree , education
    University of Minnesota
62 Total References
Web References
Staff & Faculty | Shingwauk Kinoomaage Gamig, 11 Jan 2015 [cached]
Grand Chief Eddie Benton-Banai (Fish Clan)
Academic & Spiritual Advisor
Professor of Anishinaabe Studies
Edward Benton-Banai
Shingwauk Kinoomaage Gamig - Sault Ste. Marie College at Algoma University Anishinaabe First Nations Aboriginal College, 26 Feb 2013 [cached]
Edward Benton-Banai Shingwauk Kinoomaage Gamig - Sault Ste. Marie College at Algoma University Anishinaabe First Nations Aboriginal College
Edward Benton-Banai
Grand Chief, Three Fires Midewiwin Lodge
Bawdwaywidun, or Edward Benton-Banai, is a full blood Ojibwe-Anishinabe of the Fish Clan from the Odawazawguh i gunning or Lac Courte Oreilles Reservation in the beautiful northern Wisconsin. A strong advocate for culture-based education and the relearning of our sacred Anishinabemowin language, Benton-Banai is the presiding Grand Chief of the Three Fires Midewiwin Lodge.
He is an educator with degrees in Education, U-Minn. and MBA, candidate, U-Cal. Currently a PH.D. candidate. He holds an Ojibwe language/Culture teaching license with the Minn. Dept. of Education. He is a lifelong master speaker/teacher of the sacred midewiwin language and philosophy/theology.
He is a pioneer in culture-based curriculum/Indian alternative education, believing that education should be built on one's heritage and cultural identity, and should encourage spirituality, creativity, and cultural pride. He founded the Red School House, an Indian-controlled school for children K-12 located in St. Paul, Minnesota.
He is one of the original founders the American Indian Movement, arguably the most influential movements that has led to self-identity, pride and revival of American Indian culture for the last generation of Anishinabe people. He was the American Indian Movement's spiritual leader.
He is the author of The Mishomis Book, the first book of its kind that provides an understanding of the sacred Midewiwin teachings written for Anishinabe families. And the recently released: Anishinabe Almanac,Anishinabe living thru the seasons. As well Bawdwaywidun or Eddie as he is also known has written other publications re: Mide teachings, philosophy, short stories, prose/poetry, all native cuture, spirituality based. A very knowledgable speaker, he is much sought after for his advice and counseling skills and ability. He is also the Academic/Spiritual Advisor for Shingwauk Kinoomaage Gamig/Shingwauk University.
Bawdwaywidun, is his spirit name, lives on the Little Round Lake at the L.C.O. Reserve, Wisconsin, with his children and grandchildren.
Staff, Friends & Faculty Edward Benton-Banai
It is called "Oday-Daywayigun (translates ..., 15 June 2010 [cached]
It is called "Oday-Daywayigun (translates to "Heart Drum") - Original Man Comes to Witness Mother Earth."It is written for string quintet and drum, and will be performed by Bergonzi String Quartet, double bassist Evan Premo, and drummer Eddie Benton-Banai.
Premo's starting point for this work was "The Mishomis Book: The Voice of the Ojibwe," by Edward Benton-Banai, an educator and spiritual leader of the Lac Courte Oreilles Band of the Ojibwe Nation. n the composition process, Premo met with Benton-Banai to develop a sensitive interpretation of the creation story recounted in "The Mishomis Book."The beginning of the piece includes a projected video animation by Laurel Premo that illustrates the story.
brief pre-music discussion will feature Benton-Banai, Premo, and retired Professor of Religion and Philosophy Robert Watson.Tickets are $22, or $10 for students and children.
McDonald & Woodward - Children of the Seventh Fire, 8 Sept 2011 [cached]
The Foreword was written by Edward Benton-Banai who is the Grand Chief of the Three Fires Midewiwin Society and author of The Mishomis Book: The Voice of the Ojibway.
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