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Aabita niibino giizis

1 July 2010

Aabita niibino giizis is the halfway, or midsummer moon, likely a reference to its timing. All moons have different names, due to the geographic range over which the language is spoken, and they reflect historical events. One more modern interpretation is baapaashkizige giizis, or independence moon.

Odatagaagomin (Rubus parviflorus); the Wigwam for the Wiigwaas Jiimaan project at the FDL Cultural Museum;


Instructions in Anishinaabemowin for splitting spruce roots, which are used in the construction of the Wiigwaas Jiimaan.

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