Boarding Schools

Warning: this post contains distressing details. Recent news coming from Canada, particularly from the grounds of Kamloops Indian Residential School, Marieval Indian Residential School, St. Eugene’s Mission School and just recently the Kuper Island Residential School, has illuminated a sobering truth: for many Indigenous children, school was a place of suffering, trauma, and death. U.S….

Ciinkwia Minohsaya ‘Painted Thunderbird Robe’ Series

We have partnered with a team of scholars to bring you a new series of interpretations of this Ciinkwia Minohsaya ‘Painted Thunderbird Robe.’ In this short discussion, our team explores a series of key questions as they seek to contextualize this beautiful work of art in time and place, as well as within the culture…

Myaamia Women from the Strass Family

Many narratives about Native communities broadly, and the Myaamia community specifically, are often told through the lens of the male perspective. There are many reasons for this; for example, many of these stories are told first by the French Jesuit missionaries and later linguists and anthropologists who recorded our histories. As a result, the values…

16 kiišiinkwia kiilhswa (2021)

noonki kaahkiihkwe ceeliteeki (86℉) aahsanteeki toopalanki ahsenisiipionki neehi iihpiiki miincipi. noonki peehkonteeki kiinte waawiyiisita kiišiinkwia kiilhswa (peemineeta). taaniši kiišikahki niiyaaha apiyani? neemani-nko kati kiišiinkwia kiilhswa? tookinanto oowaaha -> kiišiinkwia kiilhswa neemani-nko kati aakalaahšimaataweenki? toohkinanto mihtahkiši. (For English, click below)

2021 Eemamwiciki Summer Program Wrap Up

Our second year of virtual Eemamwiciki Summer Programs has officially wrapped up. We missed being able to spend time learning together in person, but we are excited that 71 participants from across 15 states (and staff across 5 states) were able to join us virtually! This year we were able to host programs for ages…

9 kiišiinkwia kiilhswa (2021)

noonki kaahkiihkwe ceeliteeki (82℉) tikawi aalahkwahki ahsenisiipionki. noonki peehkonteeki kiinte napale waawiyiisita kiišiinkwia kiilhswa (keešaakosita). taaniši kiišikahki niiyaaha apiyani? neemani-nko kati kiišiinkwia kiilhswa? tookinanto oowaaha -> kiišiinkwia kiilhswa neemani-nko kati aakalaahšimaataweenki? toohkinanto mihtahkiši. (For English, click below)

Miincipahkinki ‘In the Cornfield’

Planting and caring for miincipi ‘corn’ is a generations old summertime activity for Myaamiaki. This is reflected in our lunar calendar system, which has one month named for a stage of the growth miincipi and strong ecological connections to three other months (see the image caption below for more details on miincipi’s connection to the…