The Calendar


DAYS OF THE WEEK

ANA.MI.E-GIJI.GAD

noun Sunday (prayer day)

NITAM-GIJIGAD

noun Monday (first day)

NIJO-GIJIGAD

noun Tuesday (second day)

ABITOOSE-GIJIGAD

noun Wednesday (middle day)

NIWING-GIJIGAD

noun Thursday (fourth day)

NANING-GIJIGAD

noun Friday (fifth day)

NINGOOT.WASS0-GIJIGAD

noun Saturday (sixth day)



DIRECTIONS
  • NORTH
  • (noun) GI.WEDIN
  • (adverb: north [to/in/from]) GI.WEDIN.NOONG
  • northwind: north GE.WEDIN
  • EAST; daylight
  • (noun) WABAN
  • (adverb: east [to/in the]) WABA.NOONG
  • SOUTH
  • (noun) JA.WAN
  • WEST
  • (noun) NINGABI.AN
  • West wind NINGABI.ANI-NOODIN


MONTHS OF THE YEAR

MANITOO-GISISS

noun January (great spirit month)

NAMEBINI-GISISS

noun February (sucker month)

ONA.GANI.GISISS

noun March (snow crust month)

BEBOOKWED-AGIMING-GISISS

noun April (broken snow-shoe month)

WABI.GOONI.GISISS

noun May (blossom month)

ODE.IMINI-GISISS

noun June (strawberry month)

MISKWI-MINI.GISISS

noun July (raspberry month)

MIN-GISISS

noun August (berry month)

MA.NOMINI-GISISS

noun September (rice month)

BI.NAKWI-GISISS

noun October (falling leaves month)

GASHKA.DINI-GISISS

noun November (freezing moon month)

MANITOO-GISISS.OONS

noun December (small spirits month)





FLAG OF THE SAULT STE MARIE TRIBE OF CHIPPEWA, BASED ON OUR MEDICINE WHEEL. A Medicine Wheel speaks to our orientation to the world, the seasons and the energies they possess. In a very real way it is a "calendar" for the year and for Life.
For detailed explanation of the flag please go to the Soo Tribe website..www.sootribe.org


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