Tell me the facts and I’ll learn. Tell me the truth and I’ll believe. But tell me a story and it will live in my heart forever.” – Native American Proverb
Dibaajimowin was created as a way to share interesting and unique stories and other information about the Metis and Ojibwe people (and others) so that these can be used by our guests to educate themselves and others about the history, culture, and language of the people.
We hope you enjoy everything you find here and are glad to have you return in the future. If you are interested in using our content for educational or personal purposes, please give proper attribution and credit to our page. It is important that we acknowledge the tellers of stories and the creators of intellectual property in all forms.
Kade Ferris is an indigenous historian and researcher who has spent his career learning about the unique stories and facts about the Metis, Ojibwe, and other indigenous groups of the upper Great Plains and surrounding region. He has over 2 decades of experience working in indigenous cultural resource management and natural resource management, conducting research for land and resource issues, and building community capacity in historic preservation. He completed his undergraduate study in Anthropology at the University of North Dakota, and his graduate study at North Dakota State University.
He is the author of six books on the history and culture of the Ojibwe, Cree, and Metis people and has reached the Amazon top-100 list several times. His most recent work is a biography about Ojibwe Hall of Fame pitcher, Charles Albert Bender which was recently listed as one of the American Indians in Children's Literature Best Books of 2020!
Kade is from the Turtle Mountain Chippewa community of Belcourt in north-central North Dakota, and is an enrolled Metis Nation citizen of the Manitoba Metis Federation.