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Ode’imini-giizis Maang: Strawberry Moon Loon

Recently, my niiji (friend) and I were sitting by the nibi (water), maada’ookii (sharing) stories about growing up niizh manidoowag (two spirited), when niizh (two) maangwag (loons) began to swim by. We continued talking, watching them—one would niimi (dance) and then the other. The bangishimo (sunset) was also miikawaadendaagwad (beautiful), from the smoke blowing down from Zhaaganaashiiwaki (Canada). This piece features the maang (loon) constellation hidden in the giizhig (sky). I worked on this piece all ode’imini-giizis (June Strawberry Moon), coinciding with gay pride.

This piece captures this beautiful memory my friend miinigoowizi (gifted me), my first maang (loon) painting in midaaswi (ten) months.

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