Mii maanda ezhi-gkendmaanh / This Is How I Know
Written in Anishinaabemowin and English, this beautiful story showcases the First Peoples traditions, culture, and connection to the land, depicting the changing of the seasons in vibrant colours and detailed imagery. An inquisitive young girl and her grandmother share stories and memories as they walk the land and connect with nature through the changing seasons. Readers can reflect on how Earth’s creatures adapt to the cyclical procession of the seasons, and students in Grade K–5 may be inspired to use poetry, art, or mixed media to identify the various signs of the seasons that exist in the natural world. This story lends itself well to explorations in outdoor education as students explore their sense of place in their local surroundings.