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A creature appearing in the mythology of the Algonquian people who are native to northern US and Canada, who is malevolent, cannibalistic and capable of transforming or possessing humans

windigo

, witigo (win′dĭ-gō″) (wit′ĭ-gō″) [Ojibwa, Cree]
A culture-bound illness, found only in indigenous cultures of Northern Canada, in which people practice cannibalism believing they have been possessed by malevolent spirits. The disease is considered by Western psychiatrists to be a form of depression accompanied by agitation.

Windigo,

(Wittigo), legendary human-like monster that lives in the forests of Quebec, Canada.
Windigo psychosis - severe anxiety neurosis with special reference to food, manifested in melancholia, violence, and obsessive cannibalism, occurring among Canadian Indians.
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Windigo is the 2013 recipient of the PDAC's Skookum Jim Award, which acknowledges Aboriginal achievement in the mining industry.
The professionalization of the decision making through lawyers takes law out of the hands of people, like I was describing in that Windigo story.
In addition to catering, Windigo offers laundry, camp management, janitorial, light housekeeping and heavy-duty janitorial services.
El Windigo es propio de la mitologia de los pueblos algonquinos, quis representan esta criatura gigante en forma de una mujer seductora cuyo corazon esta hecho de hielo.
In talking with its manager, Mason said Windigo deals with 40 local companies to procure supplies.
La deuxieme partie du dossier << Windigo >> sera publiee dans le numero d'automne 2007 de Sante mentale au Quebec.
Howard Anderson, Grand Chief of SFNVA and National Chief of the Round Table of Veterans of Canada, with FSIN support staff Roberta Soo-Oyewaste, Spencer Greyeyes and Kariah Windigo, has been spreading the word in Saskatchewan, seeking information on First Nation veterans.
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The 50-page agreement covers many issues, and includes the interests of the Windigo and Shibogama First Nation councils, Placer Dome Inc., TVX Gold Inc., the federal government, and the province.
Included in ESET s review is the latest information on banking Trojans, BitCoin miners and stealers, Heartbleed SSL vulnerability, Mac and iPhone threats, nation-state malware campaigns, and the Windigo campaign.
Jim Windigo wasn't even scheduled to give a presentation at the Aboriginal Peoples' Conference in Thunder Bay, Ont.
One of the most high profile ones discovered by ESETa s security experts was the Operation Windigo, worlda s biggest organized cybercrime infecting over 25,000 UNIX servers.