weehki-kihkatwe! ‘It’s the Myaamia Lunar New Year!’

With the sprouting of Mahkoonsa Kiilhswa ‘Young Bear Moon’ in the night sky, we can say: “weehki-kihkatwe – It’s the Myaamia Lunar New Year!” Historically, it was during this month that mahkoonsaki ‘black bear cubs’ emerged from their dens for this first time (for more about Mahkoonsa Kiilhswa click here). This signals the beginnings of…

weehki kaloosioni: waapicahkihkwa ‘New Word: shaker cans’

Normally, this time of year we would have had our Annual Winter Gathering filled with lots of socializing, fun, games and one of our big events of the year, stomp dance. Stomp dance is a common intertribal dance that has been around for a very long time and is still a big part of the…

2020 Year End Wrap Up

COVID turns everything upside down The year of Neehseehpineenki COVID-19 was full of tragedy and disruption. In addition to all the lives lost and sickened by this terrible disease, we also paid a serious price in our ability to gather together as Myaamia people. We were forced to cancel events like the Myaamiaki Conference and…

wiiyaakiteeheelo weehki-kihkatwe ‘Happy (Gregorian) New Year!’

In the next few days, we’ll be celebrating the Gregorian New Year! While this is the most commonly celebrated calendar new year around the world, it is also not the only one. For Myaamiaki, our year is based on the lunar calendar which reflects the cycles of the moon. This puts our lunar new year…

Tips for Using the Myaamia Online Dictionary and App

aya ceeki, the purpose of this post is to help you understand how the new Myaamia Dictionary website and mobile app work and to give you some tips for how to search on them effectively. For those who have yet to download the dictionary app, check out the Dictionary Update post for instructions on how…