Ojibwe: Winter/Bibon

By Noon Ebrahim

What Happened:

Winter; or Bibon (bih-BOON) was the most quiet and settle time of the year for the Ojibwe. They had prepared nearly ALL YEAR for winter. For example they had a supply of rice, sugar, and dried fish to survive the cold weather.


The Ojibwe had many winter activities such as:

  • Telling stories
  • Children played in snow (ex- using their toboggans)
  • Wove fish nets
  • Secluded camps