Otter doodem clan ring
Clan ring product information
Title: Nigig Niimiwin (Dance of the Otter)
Type: Ojibwe-style graphic overlay ring featuring an Otter clan symbol
Materials: 14K white gold, 14K red inlay, sterling silver interior
Width: 0.39 inch / 10 mm
Price from: 1,370 USD* / 1,505 CAD*
Item # 9-2 GS
Nigig Niimiwin ring executed in sterling silver:
Price from: 500 USD* / 568 CAD*
Item # 9-2 S
Prices are indicative and depend on ring sizes, the current gold or silver price, and the actual currency rates.
*Shipping costs included, US and Canadian tax rates excluded. Please note that persons who hold a Canadian First Nations status card and live and work on their reserve are generally tax exempt.
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Some considerations when measuring ring sizes:
Professional sizing methods are more reliable and accurate than online or at-home methods. Professional sizing can be done at a local reputable jeweler.
It is important to take into account the width of your ring band as wider bands typically require a larger size to fit comfortably. It is therefore always best to be sized with a professional jeweler's ring sizer of the same width as the one you intend to purchase.
The best size is usually the ring that fits snugly and gives a little resistance when you take it off. If you have additional questions, please do not hesitate to ask.
The function and significance of the Otter Clan
From of old, Nigig the Otter represents one of the at least 17 doodemag (clans) that make up the Wawaazisii (Brown Bullhead) clan group. The doodemag that belong to this group are charged with Teaching and Medicine (Healing). The Otter is an important clan because the Anishinaabeg know how much they are indebted to him. Nigig had once saved our ancestors from extinction by bringing a healing plant (ginebig-washk or “snake root”) from the depths of the waters, therefore he (along with Mikinaak the turtle) was elected the symbol of Healing.
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