noonki kaahkiihkwe ceeliteeki (81) toopalanki aalahkwahki ahsenisiipionki. meemeehkwa-hka ciinkwia pyaaci.

noonki peehkonteeki kiišiinkwia kiilhswa myaalisiwa (peemineeta).

taaniši kiišikahki niiyaaha eepiyani?

neemani-nko kati kiišiinkwia kiilhswa? tookinanto oowaaha -> kiišiinkwia kiilhswa

neemani-nko kati aakalaahšimaataweenki? toohkinanto mihtahkiši.

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noonki kaahkiihkwe peehki ceeliteeki (94) toopalanki tikawi aalahkwahki ahsenisiipionki.

noonki peehkonteeki kiinte waawiyiisita (peemineeta).

taaniši kiišikahki niiyaaha eepiyani?

neemani-nko kati kiišiinkwia kiilhswa? tookinanto oowaaha -> kiišiinkwia kiilhswa

neemani-nko kati aakalaahšimaataweenki? toohkinanto mihtahkiši.

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Riley in 2016 Corn Field*photo by Miami University, Jeff Sabo

Kiišiinkwia Kiilhswa ‘Green Corn Moon’ is the sixth month of the Myaamia lunar calendar. The name for this lunar month refers to corn that is in the milk stage and can be eaten raw off the cob much like today’s common “sweet corn.”  Myaamia miincipi that is planted in Wiihkoowia Kiilhswa ‘Whippoorwill Moon’ will typically reach this stage during Kiišiinkwia Kiilhswa.  After miincipi leaves the milk stage, the kernels become dense and hard and require processing before they can be eaten. Kiišiinkwia Kiilhswa was often a time of celebration and feasting as many other vegetables and fruits also ripen during this month.  Typically, Kiišiinkwia Kiilhswa falls in the Gregorian months of July and August.

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noonki kaahkiihkwe ceeliteeki (85) tikawi aalhkwahki ahsenisiipionki.

noonki peehkonteeki saakiwa paaphsaahka niipinwiki (keešaakosita). kapootwe kati pahsaahkaahkanka.

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neemani-nko kati paaphsaahka niipinwiki? tookinanto oowaaha -> paaphsaahka niipinwiki

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paaphsaahka niipinwiki is the fifth month of the Myaamia lunar calendar. It is named for it’s position at the mid point of neepinwiki ‘summer.’  It is usually during this month that there is a pause in the agriculture cycle.  The hard work of clearing, preparing, and planting was usually finished by this time of the summer and villages filled the down time before harvest with games, dances, and other social gatherings.  It is during paaphsaahka niipinwi that pahsaahkaahkanka ‘the summer solstice’ occurs.  The longest day of the year marks the center of summer and serves as the anchor point of our lunar calendar.  Every three years or so, we insert waawiita kiilhswa ‘the Lost Moon’ in order to ensure that pahsaahkaahkanka continues to fall in its proper place. If you want to read more about waawiita kiilhswa, click here.

sen-cay lax 7

peekitahankiki myaamiaki neehi natowiaki ‘The Seneca-Cayuga and Miami play lacrosse.’ Mid-summer was a popular time for lacrosse historically and it remains so today. Our yearly game with our elder brothers, the Seneca-Cayuga, usually occurs around the time of pahsaahkaahkanka ‘summer solstice.’

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