Lii Blooay

As I pluck the first of Lii Blooay from the bush, I am in awe of how they came to be.  When we as people discuss the gifts of lii mama la tayr, these little berries are exactly what we mean.  Under cover of the earth, one mighty little bush stretches its roots out...

The Teachings of Our Relatives

At this point in the week, you should be able to see the beginnings of the Feather Moulting moon in your night sky.  This teaching can be applied throughout our lives but seems so very relevant our current context.  During this moon, fledglings shed their baby...

The Summer Sun

As we move into the summer season, the world itself is beginning to open up around us and I am reminded that for my Cree ancestors, the summer element is fire.  With the summer solstice sun at its peak, we are nourished by the fire that sustains it.  All of our...

Cycles of Our Relatives

Welcome to Egg Laying Moon.  It may seem odd that I always use a fox or coyote image for egg laying moon, until you open yourself up to the full cycles of our relatives.  All of our relatives are beginning to have their young at this time and while the birds are...

Nii Maamaa la Tayr

In the days before institutions and brick buildings, our people lived in ways that were interconnected with the land, the natural world and our relatives.  As Métis people we remain the children of two peoples, unique in nature and the world, with the responsibility...

Every Child Matters

As the world explodes around us in a frenzy of beautiful colours and vibrant greens, we begin to feel the pull of spring.  The new life and activity can sometimes feel too bright and too cheerful.  In fact, spring can be overwhelming and heavy when we are locked in...