22 waawiita kiilhswa (2018)

February 9, 2018

noonki kaahkiihkwe tikawiteehkanki (47) aalhkwahki ahsenisiipionki. meemeekwa-hka kati piitilanwi.

noonki peehkonteeki kiinte napale neepiki waawiita kiilhswa (peemineeta).

taaniši kiišikahki niiyaaha apiyani?

neemani-nko kati aakalaahšimaataweenki? toohkinanto mihtahkiši.
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29 mahkwa kiilhswa (2018)

January 17, 2018

noonki kaahkiihkwe neepanki (19) tikawi aalhkwahki tikawi manetwa piihsaaci ahsenisiipionki.

noonki peehkonteeki neepiki mahkwa kiilhswa (peemineeta). kinšimi kati saakiwa waawiita kiilhswa.

taaniši kiišikahki niiyaaha apiyani?

neemani-nko kati aakalaahšimaataweenki? toohkinanto mihtahkiši.
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20 mahkwa kiilhswa (2018)

January 8, 2018

noonki kaahkiihkwe tikawi teehkanki (37) aalhkwahki aašoohkooniki ahsenisiipionki. peehkonteekinki aašoohkoonawahkiki neehi noonki peehki aašoohkooniki. meemeekwa-hka kati aapooši aašoohkoonawahkiwi.

noonki peehkonteeki napale neepiki mahkwa kiilhswa (peemineeta).

taaniši kiišikahki niiyaaha apiyani?

neemani-nko kati aakalaahšimaataweenki? toohkinanto mihtahkiši.
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1 mahkwa kiilhswa (2017)

December 20, 2017

noonki kaahkiihkwe tikawi teehkanki (48) tikawi aalhkwahki ahsenisiipionki.

noonki peehkonteeki saakiwa mahkwa kiilhswa (keešaakosita).

taaniši kiišikahki niiyaaha apiyani?

neemani-nko kati aakalaahšimaataweenki? toohkinanto mihtahkiši.
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Mahkwa Kiilhswa ‘Black Bear Moon’ is one of two lunar months named for the American black bear (Ursus americanus).  It typically occurs between late December and early February in the Gregorian calendar.  To the best of our knowledge, this month is associated with mature female bears giving birth to their cubs.  Female black bears have a litter of cubs every 2 years, and litters range from 1-5 cubs.  Following birth, cubs stay with their mother for 1-2 years. Mahkwa were an important source of food for Myaamia people, with black bear tenderloin being a particular delicacy. Mahkwa also plays a prominent role in Myaamia aalhsoohkaana ‘Winter Stories.’

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