27 mahkoonsa kiilhswa (2017)

February 24, 2017

noonki kaahkiihkwe aahsanteeki tikawi ceeliteeki (77) ahsenisiipionki. ileeši meemeekwa-hka ciinkwia pyaaci. noonki peehkonteeki kati nipanwi.

aahsanteeki

noonki peehkonteeki myaalisiwa mahkoonsa kiilhswa (peemineeta).

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3 mahkwa kiilhswa (2017)

January 2, 2017

noonki kaahkiihkwe nihswi mahkwa kiilhswa ileeši tikawi ceeliteeki (52) eewanki aalhkwahki waapinkolaanki ahsenisiipionki (weempa-nko pyaaci?).

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noonki peehkonteeki kiinte saakiwa mahkwa kiilhswa (keešaakosita).

waakhšinka

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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 around the Gregorian months of January and February.  To the best of our knowledge, this month is associated with mature female bear 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 Myaama people, with Black Bear tenderloin being a particular delicacy.  Mahkwa also plays a prominent role in Myaamia aalhsoohkaana (Winter Stories).

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21 ayaapia kiilhswa (2016)

December 21, 2016

noonki kaahkiihkwe tikawi aalhkwahki tikawi neepanki ahsenisiipionki (41).

tikawi_aalahkwahki

noonki peehkonteeki napale neepiki kiilhswa (peemineeta).

napale neepiki

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16 ayaapia kiilhswa (2016)

December 16, 2016

noonki kaahkiihkwe peehki aalhkwahki neehi neepanki ahsenisiipionki (21). noonki peehkonteeki, meemeekwa-hka kati piitilanwi miinawa misihkwa piihsaaci.

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noonki peehkonteeki kiinte waawiyiisita kiilhswa (peemineeta).

kiinte_waawi2

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