Join us on Saturday February 27, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. on our YouTube channel for our presentation of “Makwa Giizis: Bear Moon”.

The month of February is the beginning of the Anishinaabe lunar calendar. In this region of Mississauga it is known as Bear Moon. This is the time when bears begin to awaken from hibernation as western science calls it. Anishinaabe people call it fasting. During fasting, the bear gives our Earth Mother a rest for a few months and reminds us humans to do the same thing.

Each month Heritage Mississauga will follow the Anishinaabe lunar calendar and explore Anishinaabe teachings and history.

We would like to extend a big thank you or Chi Miigwetch to Kim Wheatley, Anishinaabe Cultural Consultant, and Faith Rivers, Cultural Coordinator for the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation (MCFN) Cultural Committee and Chair of the Indigenous Programs Committee for Heritage Mississauga, for their incredible support and contributions.

#ApartTogether​ we take the time to care for our Earth Mother and each other.

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Narrated by: Kim Wheatley Anishinaabe Cultural Consultant Cultural Consultant
Produced & edited by: Kelly Ralston