Mithoskāmin, or spring, translates in English to "good moving water" (mitho = good; ska = moving or walking; min = water) because this is the season in which water ways that have been frozen during the months of pipon (winter) and sikwan (break-up) open and can be used for canoe travel. The moons for this season are athīki pīsim (frog moon) and wāwī pīsim (egg laying moon). All the snow is gone and new growth is visible. During this season, the Asiniskaw Īthiniwak build and repair canoes, gather eggs, make tools and baskets, and tap birch trees once the sap stops running.

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  • Revised Pīsim Finds Her Miskanaw Teacher's Guide

    The new Teacher's Guide to accompany the revised edition of Pīsim Finds Her Miskanaw has been released. The guide has five modules:

    Module 1: Maci pimahamīyin kī miskanaw (Starting Your Path): Introducing the Book
    Module 2: Otīnawāsōwin: Gift of Bringing Life into the World
    Module 3: Miskanaw or Life Journey
    Module 4: Wawanaskiwin: Orienteering Oneself With the Land Oneself
    Module 5: Acimowina: The Power of Storytelling

  • Pīsim Finds Her Miskanaw

    In May 2020, the revised edition of Book One in the Six Seasons Series, Pīsim Finds Her Miskanaw was published. The revised edition features new maps, updated Cree spellings, and an expanded glossary. The revised edition is available for purchase in hard-copy or e-book format on the Portage and Main Press website.

  • Pīsim Finds Her Miskanaw Journey Map

    This map shows the journey Pīsim and her family make on their way to the Spring Gathering in Pīsim Finds Her Miskanaw.

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