Anishinaabe Word of The Day

Golden Eagle (giniw)

The golden eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) is a bird of prey living in the Northern Hemisphere. It is the most widely distributed species of eagle. Like all eagles, it belongs to the family Accipitridae. They are one of the best-known birds of prey in the Northern Hemisphere. These birds are dark brown, with lighter golden-brown plumage on their napes. Immature eagles of this species typically have white on the tail and often have white markings on the wings. Golden eagles use their agility and speed combined with powerful feet and large, sharp talons to hunt a variety of prey, mainly haresrabbits, and marmots and other ground squirrels.[4] Golden eagles maintain home ranges or territories that may be as large as 200 km2 (77 sq mi). They build large nests in cliffs and other high places to which they may return for several breeding years. Most breeding activities take place in the spring; they are monogamous and may remain together for several years or possibly for life. Females lay up to four eggs, and then incubate them for six weeks. Typically, one or two young survive to fledge in about three months. These juvenile golden eagles usually attain full independence in the fall, after which they wander widely until establishing a territory for themselves in four to five years.


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Anishinaabe Stories or Other Interesting Facts!


The Eagle (Migizi) is one of our most
revered and respected Beings in Creation.
These beautiful birds represent our link
to our Creator (Gchi Manidoo) and our
connection to all that is Spiritual for our
people. It is taught that when we lay our
tobacco (sema) the Eagle (Migizi) comes
down to gather our prayers and then will
soar high up into Ishpeming (Above) to
bring them to Creator (Gchi Manidoo).


Related Words

golden eagle

giniw na golden eagle[

Aquilia chrysaetos


golden eagle feather

giniwigwan na a golden eagle feather

golden eagle nest
giniwazison ni [BL] a golden eagle’s nest