07 Mar 13 Moons Challenges – March
Now is the time of Naabdin Giizis - Snow Crust Moon. The materials we are sharing this month are adapted from those provided by the White Earth Indian Community in the 13 Moons Curriculum. The Food Topic is Ziinzibaakwad, Maple Sugar is Our Relative and the Food is Medicine teaching is about Zhiiwaagamizigan, or Maple Syrup.
I always admire good cooks and people who figure out how to do something that comes out so tasty and delicious. Please read the article shared with me by Joe VanAlstine at Ninaatigwaaboo (Maple Tree Water): An Anishinaabe History of Maple Sugaring (utoronto.ca) to discover who showed the Anishinaabe how to cook the ziisabaakadaaboo (maple sap) down to make zhiiwaagamizigan and ziinzibaakwad.