persimmon2014

pyaakimina eetihteeki, paapintenki. kapootwe kati aalimiihtwaani pyaakimini waawinaakani. (the persimmons are ripe and falling. Soon, I’ll make some persimmon bread.)

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20 kiiyolia kiilhswa (2014)

October 15, 2014

noonki kaahkiihkwe aalhkwahki waapinkolaanki (58) pyaakimina eetihteeki paapintenki (ahsenisiipionki).

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noonki peehkonteeki napale neepiki kiilhswa (peemineeta).

napale neepiki


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1 kiiyolia kiilhswa (2014)

September 26, 2014

noonki kaahkiihkwe peehki kiišikahki (81) aahsanteeki (ahsenisiipionki).

aahsanteeki

noonki peehkonteeki saakiwa kiiyolia kiilhswa (keešaakosita).

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taaniši kiišikatwi niiyaaha apiyani?

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Kiiyolia kiilhswa (Smokey Burning Moon) is one of two moons focused on the cultural fires that Myaamia people used to shape their environment.  During the lunar month of kiiyolia kiilhswa (Smokey Burning Moon), grass and underbrush was historically dry enough for the burning of larger and hotter fires.  Myaamia people used to regularly burn the woods and prairies in the regions around their villages.  These fires benefited the larger trees of the hardwood forests of our homelands and the mammals and birds who lived there.

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The Beech-Maple and Oak-Hickory forests of our traditional homelands appeared “park-like” to Euro-American settlers, but these healthy hardwood forests were the result of regular burning from both human lit fires and lightning strikes.  Over 1000’s of the trees and understory (shrubs, bushes, flowers, fungi, and ferns) of these forests evolved to prefer environments that experience regular burns. Many forest management experts agree that the absence of fire has negatively affected the health of hardwood trees and greatly changed the understory species present in these forests.

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noonki kaahkiihkwe peehki kiišikahki (76) aahsanteeki(ahsenisiipionki).

aahsanteeki

noonki peehkonteeki aayaahkamehkaata neepiki kiilhswa (peemineeta).

neepiki
taaniši kiišikatwi niiyaaha apiyani?

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