I am pleased to officially announce the creation of ThreeFires.Net, the online home of the Three Fires Midewiwin Lodge on the world wide web.  This website endeavors to be a primary communication tools of the Lodge in an effort to reach out to our membership, supporters and the general public.  The website also gives us a public relations portal as a means to disseminate information to stakeholders, foundations and other possible funders. Over the past four weeks, the leadership and Midewiwin have been beta-testing the new website, registering and trying out all the new features.  So far there are 47 registered users on ThreeFires.Net.  It is still a work in progress.  If you have any comments, clarifications, errors, photos or graphics – please sent your comments to me at info@threefires.net.  At ThreeFires.Net, you will find a number of informative and interesting features including: 

  • About the Three Fires Midewiwin Lodge
  • About Our Leadership
  • Our Values
  • Our Prophecy
  • News
  • Contact information.

 Three Fires Discussion Forum:  The most important feature of the website is the Three Fires Discussion Forum.  This is our very own protected discussion board to post messages, responses and discussions on everything and anything.  The e-mails that are sent out by Rainey are posted as new threads.  This will give you opportunities to comment on various subject matter. Please take the time to register and make good use of the Three Fires Discussion Forum.  You can write about anything, yourself, your Lodge experiences, upload your photos, share your opinions.

However, in order to protect our information, each user will need to register.  There are three registration categories: Registered User:

These are registered guests and supporters of the Three Fires. Everyone is welcome in the general Open Discussion forum.


This is for initiated members of the Three Fires Midewiwin Lodge.  Postings in this particular forum are sensitive and are for Midewiwin only.  This forum may contain ‘enendamowin’ (Anishinabe thought & intellectual property) and our most sacred teachings as Anishinabe people. As such, this information is to be considered sensitive and must be protected by all users. Information contained in the Midewiwin Only discussion area must remain confidential for Three Fires Midewiwin Lodge use only.

Midewiwin Youth:

The leadership of the Three Fires Lodge encourages youth to have a safe, healthy and private dialogue among themselves. Only youth and leadership have access to Midewiwin Youth forum.

Leadership: Three Fires Midewiwin Leadership have their own private forum for posting and discussion. They also have access to all areas of the site. I would like to publicly thank Rainey Gaywish and April Jones for volunteering to be the site Moderators.  They are your online Lodge Directors!  Miigwetch. 

Three Fires Chatroom:

  Within the realm of the Three Fires Discussion Forum is the Three Fires Chatroom.  (This feature requires Java, which comes standard with most newer computer and web browsers.  If you don’t have it, you’ll be prompted to download it from the internet.  Good luck with that!)  The Chatroom is open for all registered users and has the same rules as the Discussion Forum.  It’s fun and easy to use.  Best of all it is safe and free from all the dangers of MSN and Yahoo! Chat.

Mide Mall Online®:  Very soon we will be able to provide authentic Anishinabe items in exchange for donations over the internet.  We must be clear we are not selling products as a “retailer”.  Just as the Mide Mall works at ceremonies, all items sold are donated by Midewiwin which doesn’t require reporting.  Supporters also have a place to make Online Donations to the Lodge via their Credit Card or Paypal. ThreeFires.Net E-mail:  Registered members can have their own e-mail addresses @threefires.net.  In the next week or so, a form will be available on the website to request an e-mail address and to receive instructions on how to set up your ThreeFires.Net e-mail.  I hope you enjoy ThreeFires.Net. If you have any comments send them to info@threefires.net.

Mi iw,

Bob Goulais

(705) 498-5250