Maang were given the shared role of Chieftainship. Maang have the responsibility to notify all in creation to prepare for the change of season. Their voice is so beautiful the people will want to listen therefore it holds the attention of the people. They hold the responsibility of settling issues and disputes as a leader. Maang observe all of creation below the waterline to consult with the philosophers (Giigoohn). Maang are given the role as criers for the people hence their red eyes. Their gifts are eloquence and fidelity. MAANG (Loon) 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.