Evidence and Importance of Emotional Intelligence in Myaamia Leadership

Setting the Scene Sitting at our Annual Meetings and Winter Gatherings over the years has been an interesting experience as a Psychologist, Myaamia Community Member, and researcher for the Myaamia Center all at the same time. Each year, we gather as an entire myaamia community on only a few occasions.  As a community member, I…

1 mahkoonsa kiilhswa (2021)

noonki kaahkiihkwe neepanki (26℉) aalahkwahki ahsenisiipionki. eehkwa kooniki neehi waapanke kati aapooši manetwa piihsaaci. noonki peehkonteeki saakiwa mahkoonsa kiilhswa (keešaakosita). wiiyaakiteeheelo weehki-kihkatwe! taaniši kiišikahki niiyaaha apiyani? neemani-nko kati mahkoonsa kiilhswa? tookinanto oowaaha -> mahkoonsa kiilhswa neemani-nko kati aakalaahšimaataweenki? toohkinanto mihtahkiši. (For English, click below)

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…