Artist shows meaning of Mi’kmaw months with beaded calendar

Ashley Sanipass connects most with the beading she did of two nuzzling bears — one of 12 pieces that represent the months of the Mi’kmaw calendar. 

In English, the month would be called September, but in Mi’kmaw, it’s called Wikumkewiku’s, which translates to “animal mating.”

“I wanted to teach people about the whole idea of how our months are more descriptive than what we hear in English. I wanted to show people that part of the language,” said Sanipass, 37. Full story here.

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