Weather Terms: Traditionally when a storm approaches, we take a pinch of tobacco in our left hand and say a prayer asking the Creator to watch over us. We then place that tobacco on the north side of a tree, or, if we are near water, we might place it in the water. They say not to put your tobacco down somewhere someone might walk on it. Whatever thoughts and feelings you are contemplating, they go into that tobacco. You don’t want someone walking all over your prayers.
Our Winter Story Telling event is next month, Feb. 24, 2016 from 6-8 p.m. inside the CPN Cultural Heritage Center. There are certain traditional stories which we are only supposed to tell in the winter time. We will have an evening of sharing some of some of these tales in February.
Ni je ngom zagech? How is the weather? (Nee juh nGome Zah getch)
Jigwék bmosewat – The thunders are walking. (jeeg wack buhmosay what)