Ode Gizos Msenegen

Ode Gizos Msenegen

We are currently in the month/Moon Wzawbogya kizes

Some areas use different words for their months or moons….

We also use a 13 moon calendar with a 28 day cycle, which is older and more in keeping with the traditions of yesteryear.

Ode Gizos Msenegen

This moon Paper or calendar in English

different calendars for various regions


MKO kIzES Bear Moon January

MKO kIzOS Little Bear Moon February

JEJAuK kIzES Crane Moon March

MZHWÉ kIzES Rabbit Moon April

DÉMEN kIzES Strawberry Moon May

MZHIKÉ kIzES Turtle Moon June

WiSHKet DAMEN kIzES Sweet Corn Moon July

MINKÉ kIzES Blueberry Picking Moon August

wZAWBOGYA kIzES Yellow Leaf Moon September

BNAKWI kIzES Leaves Falling Moon October

PNÉ kIzES Turkey Moon November

pON kIzES Snow Moon December

Days of the weeks:

NEMÉw kISHÉK Prayer day Sunday

Ngot kishÉk one day Monday

Nizh kishÉk two day Tuesday

NswÉ kishÉk three day WeDnESday

NyÉw kishÉk four day Thursday

nyano kishÉk Five day Friday

Odanké kishÉk town day Saturday

Author: neaseno

I was born on Powers Bluff in Wood County, Wisconsin, into a traditional community of Neshnabek. I was raised speaking only native languages, and learned to speak English upon entering school at the age of 6. As of this writing, I am one of 5 remaining Heritage Fluent Speakers of Potawatomi.

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