fish Namebini Giizis Sucker Moon (February)
February 22, 2021

"Namebini Giizis is the spawning time of the fish known as Namebin, the Sucker. The male and female suckers, swim up river in huge numbers, which make them easy game for people. They can be caught with hooks, nets, or spears." This is an occurrence is something that the Ojibwe had seen important enough to name the month or moon after. In other geographic areas in Anishanabewaking (Aninishanabeg territory) the moon is also called Makwa Gwekishing Giizis (bear turning over moon). This is when the female black bear births her children.