January 2021, vol 7
Happy New Year! With a new year starting, let us embrace the earth and heal. The Abenaki believed that the Earth had always existed and they called it, “Grandmother”. There are many things that we can do from standing outside with our feet on the ground, honoring the land with an offering, to sending positive thoughts out. Together we can make change happen!
Welcome to the 7th issue of the Ko’asek Tribal Tidbits! Today’s exciting segments are a great recipe from Sub-Chief and Elder Sandra’s Cookbook and on one of our wonderful tribal members!
Today’s quote for January is from “365 Days of Walking the Red Road” by Terri Jean (Thank you Chief Paul):
“The Great Spirit is in all things, he is in the air we breathe.The Great Spirit is our father, but the Earth is our Mother.She Nourishes us, that which we put into the ground she returns to us.“- Bedagi (Big Thunder) Wabanaki Algonquin, 1900’s
Did you know?
That Appaloosa horses, though named by Canadian-French explorers by the Nez Perce Indians.
Todays recipe is Indian Pudding from the “First Nation’s Cookbook” by Sandra Mcgrath (Sub-Chief and Elder). This recipe is great to make with the kids! And is very good!
Indian Pudding by James Mehigan
- 3/4 cup of cornmeal
- 1 tsp of salt
- 3/4 cup of molasses
- 1/2 cup of milk
- 1 tbsp of butter, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger
Whisk cornmeal into 2 cups almost boiling water, lower heat. Cornmeal will thicken as it cooks. Stir constantly. Add butter and milk. Stir in molasses. Add cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger to taste.
I have the great pleasure to feature our tribal member, Stormy Davis. Stormy is working with Chief Paul on our tribal t-shirts. She has many talents!
My name is Stormy Davis. I am a newer member of this tribe as well as a member of the Wolf Clan! I am still learning about our culture and our language and in doing so I am currently working on learning how to make our rattles! I am a mother of seven children ages 4 months – 22 years and I am so happy to be able to pass these new skills on to the next generation! I am also a member of our tribe’s drum and singing group! I love teaching, cooking and gardening! I also own my own business making handmade and personalized gifts, And If you would be interested in checking out my little shop for Custom Personalized Handmade Gifts by NativeWolfWear on Etsy These new rattles that I am working on will be featured in my shop online by mid-January! I may be able to set up some classes so that I can teach others how to make our rattles too! So, if you are interested in learning or taking a class let me know and I will get those set up!”
Would you like to be featured in an issue? Have an idea? A skill to share? Please send an email to me. I’d love to hear from you!
Have you seen our new website? http://www.koasekabenakination.com
Our next Meeting is Sunday, January 10, 2021 at 1pm (Eastern Time). Come share your thoughts and ideas!!
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