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.
- Revised Pīsim Finds Her Miskanaw Teacher's Guide Published
Posted September 11, 2020 in Project News
- Six Seasons Series Author William Dumas brings Pīsim to life on APTN
Posted March 12, 2020 in Project in the Media
- Pīsim Picture Book App Launched at UW
Posted December 5, 2019 in Project News
- Winnipeg Free Press features NCN Knowledge Keeper Mona Hart and Pisim App
Posted November 4, 2019 in Project in the Media
- Six Seasons at Youngsters 2 Conference
Posted May 7, 2019 in Project News
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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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