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)

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…

šimaakanehsia aniimaakanemi ‘Soldier’s Flag’

In 1887, Myaamia elder Kiilhsoohkwa sat in a courtroom in Tahkinkamionki ‘Wabash, Indiana’ holding a blue, white, and red striped flag in her lap. In the flag’s upper left corner sat a small white field inscribed with the words “A. Wayne Commander in Chief.” As Kiilhsoohkwa held the flag, she reportedly exclaimed in the Myaamia…

Naming as a Source of Resiliency

By Kiišikohkwa ‘Haley Shea’ and Meemeehšhkia ‘George Ironstrack’ My (Kiišikohkwa – Haley) journey toward receiving a Myaamia name reflects the growth and change that I have experienced within my own Myaamia identity.  Before I began attending tribal educational programming, I knew my father had a “Native name” that we were told was not Myaamia but…

ciinkwia waahpyaaci ‘Thunder has Arrived’

ciinkwia awiiwahi neehineeciki neehi-hsa ciinkwia noontaakweeci ‘The spring peepers have been singing and thunder has sounded.’ It’s happened at different times over the last three weeks, but we can say with certainty that following the first thunderstorm of the year, peepoonki ‘winter’ has come to an end and neepinwiki ‘summer’ has begun. For many Myaamiaki…