Waabzheshii are our defenders of the community. They are our warriors. They teach us to conduct ourselves in a peaceful and respectful way. They teach us about generosity and acceptance. Waabzheshii are the ones who stand up for those who do not know their clan or whether or not the father is of Anishnaabe ancestry. Waabzheshii carry the gifts of strategic and economic planning. They are known as hunters and providers and maintain the wellbeing of the people. WAABZHESHII (Marten) 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.