Ojibwe Dreamcatcher

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In the course of becoming popular outside the Ojibwe Nation, various types of "dreamcatchers", many of which bear little resemblance to the traditional styles, and that even incorporate materials that work against the intended purpose, are now made. Many Indigenous people have come to see these "dreamcatchers" as offensive cultural appropriation. Traditionally The protective charm originates from “Spider Woman” or Asibikaashi, who takes care of the children and the people of the land. As the Ojibwe Nation spread to the corners of Turtle Island it became difficult for Asibikaashi to reach all the children, so using willow hoops and sinew, she taught all the mothers, grandmothers, aunties and sisters to weave webs for the children.