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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
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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.
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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.
In talking with its manager, Mason said Windigo deals with 40 local companies to procure supplies.
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.
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.
Jim Windigo wasn't even scheduled to give a presentation at the Aboriginal Peoples' Conference in Thunder Bay, Ont.