Frost Moon

The coming November moon is known as ihkopiwipisim or Frost moon because the temperatures on the plains are still warm enough for moisture and frost to accumulate.  The mornings begin with this beautiful blanket to remind us that winter is almost here and we must...

Fall Harvest

For the most part, fall is the time to bring together all of the preparations for winter. When the cold and snow arrive in Saskatchewan, it is necessary to have large supplies of food, warm clothes, and warm lodgings.  Fall harvest is meant to be a time for community...

Pa iksitii – Patience

Pa iksitii (Patience) is a deeply held Métis/Michif value.  I am told by the people who hold the stories that it is important to take time and enjoy the day-to-day activities of our lives. Learning to be aware of the sensations provided by our environments was...

Fall Migration

Fall is a natural time of migration for many of our relatives.  As the days grow shorter and colder many relocate to an environment that is better suited to their survival.  The old people tell me that while our relatives often moved with the seasons, we did not,...