For thousands of years, the Mi’kmaq have been observing the natural world and the cycles of the moon and the stars to track the passage of time. Each full moon in an annual cycle was named by the Mi’kmaq to relate to a seasonal event, such as birds laying eggs or berry ripening.
Alongside the presentation of the Mi’kmaw time-keeping traditions, this book offers a brief history of the modern Western calendar, and some basic astronomy facts about the moon’s phases and why the seasons change. Each moon’s story is richly illustrated with an evocative colour painting by Mi’kmaw artist Loretta Gould.Authors: Cathy LeBlanc & David Chapman
Illustrator: Loretta Gould
Publisher: Formac Publishing Company Limited
Publishing Date: November 1st, 2022
# of Pages: 56