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New Moon Teachings: Wabanaki Place Names

March 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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This month’s New Moon Teachings is about Wabanaki Place Names – Understanding Wabanaki Landscape. The New Moons Teachings series takes place monthly on the new moon and so we will convene via Zoom webinar on Saturday, March 13th from 6:00pm to 7:30pm EST.
We are grateful to host a panel of James E. Francis, Sr. (Director of Cultural and Historic Preservation, Penobscot Nation) and Donald Soctomah (Passamaquoddy Tribal Historic Preservation Officer).
The new moon on March 13th marks the beginning of a new month in the lunar calendars of the Wabanaki Nations. In Wabanaki languages, this moon is called:
— Toqasqoni kisuhs – First spring moon (Maliseet)
— Siqon kisuhs – Spring moon (Passamaquoddy)
— Si’gowigu’s – Spring moon (Mi’kmaq)
— Pənαtaməwi-kisohs – Moon of laying eggs of owls and eagles (Penobscot)
The drum above was painted by James E. Francis, Sr., Director of Cultural and Historic Preservation for the Penobscot Nation. To learn more about the New Moon Drum Project, click to visit the Penobscot Cultural & Historic Preservation website.


March 13
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Friends of Katahdin Woods & Waters
(207) 808-0020
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