A metaphor for pipon, or winter, is "snow blanket," because this is the season in which Mother Earth covers herself in a blanket of snow and goes to sleep, and many of the animals are in hibernation. The moons for this season are kīsī pīsim (elder moon), and opāwacakwanasis pīsim (wind clearing moon). The Asiniskaw Īthiniwak would tell stories and give teachings in this cold, quiet season.

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