the first (anishinaabe) supper
by waaseyaa'sin christine sy
minobimaadizwin (the good life) is having access to healthy food, having access to healthy anishinaabe miijim (food).
anishinaabe miijim, it’s also mashkiki (medicine).
what better smell than that of a lake boiling on top of your stove?
the smells of a north western ontario lake coming from manoomin, boiling in my kitchen.
setting up shop in a new place requires such ceremony.
steam and fragrance
from iridescent bubbles.
a different kind of smudge.
atikameg (whitefish, smoked)
ziigamide (maple syrup)