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The Way of the Heartbeat, part 11: Put On Your Makizinan

Ziinzibaakwadooke Giizis (Maple Sugar Making Moon ) - March 28, 2023

 


 


PUT ON YOUR MOCCASINS

Put on your makizinan
Tread lightly upon our traditions

And leave firm but gentle tracks 
across giganaan-aki's heart

Reminding you of your sacred origins
And our very sacred obligations

And the strong and humble ways
of those who walked before us.

 

Illustration: Tread Lightly on Your Traditions © 2023 Zhaawano Giizhik


Glossary:

Makizin, plural makizinan: moccasin(s)

Giganaan-aki: our Mother, the Earth


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