Mshiikehn gave their back to carry the land of what we know as Turtle Island today. Mshiikehn are messengers and Chief (Ogimaa) to the Fish clan. Mshiikehn are intellectuals, philosophers and mediators, using the gifts of commitment, medicine and communication. As humans, it is our responsibility to take care of the Mshiikehn and help guide them safely across roads and help protect the female’s eggs buried near the roads. MSHIIKEHN (Turtle) IMPORTANT NOTE: Your clan is not determined by what month you were born in therefore this is not a birth month calendar. The Anishinaabe Ojibway clan is determined by your father’s family line and is passed down through his lineage.