Whimsical 15

Giiwedin Biindige

February 12, 1940 ~ December 13, 2021 (age 81)


Giiwedin Biindige peacefully began his spirit journey on December 13, 2021.  He is survived by his wife Erma, children Debra (Brent), Jeanni, Kurt, Tami (Vance), Derick (Todd), Jon (Melissa), Melanie (Desmond), and Joe.  He also leaves behind many grandchildren, great grandchildren, and countless family and friends whom he loved very much.

Giiwedin was born in Federal Dam to Guy and Rachel on February 12th, 1940.  He spent almost his entire life living near his beloved Leech Lake.  As a young man he developed a passion for working with horses and playing guitar.  Giiwedin spent his life fostering these passions and became a world class horse breeder and trainer and a professional musician.  He was a talented artist and loved drawing and carving antlers.

More than anything, Giiwedin loved his connection to his cultural beliefs and his practice of becoming a respected member of his Midewewin Lodge.  He loved practicing and sharing the teachings of his Anishinaabe people.  He spent the majority of his time engaging in the native traditions of hunting and netting. More than the activities, he enjoyed sharing his harvest with friends and family. 

Giiwedin will be missed for his sense of humor, generosity, kindness and delicious naboob (soup).  His love for music, art and Anishinaabe culture will never be forgotten.


Wake services for Giiwedin will begin at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 16th and continue until his 10:00 a.m. traditional service on Saturday, December 18th all to be held at the Battle Point Community Center in Federal Dam, MN.  Zac Earley will be his Spiritual Advisor with Ty and Kaitlyn as assistants.  Pallbearers for Giiwedin will be Braden Motz, Ethan Greene, Brad Black Bull, Joseph Haake, James Greene, and Jay Blake.  Interment will be in the Battle Point Burial Grounds at Federal Dam, MN immediately following his Saturday service.

Giiwedin’s care has been entrusted to Northern Peace Funeral Home of Walker, MN.  Online condolences for the family may be left at www.northernpeace.com

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Giiwedin Biindige, please visit our floral store.


December 16, 2021

7:00 PM
Battle Point Community Center
10051 Battle Point Trail NW
Federal Dam, MN 56641

Traditional American Indian Service
December 18, 2021

10:00 AM
Battle Point Community Center
10051 Battle Point Trail NW
Federal Dam, MN 56641

© 2022 Northern Peace Funeral Home. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy