Anishinaabe Word of The Day

June (ode’imini-giizis)

June—abbreviated Jun or Jun.—is the sixth month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian calendars—the latter the most widely used calendar in the world. June is 30 days long, and comes after May and before July. June marks the start of summer in the Northern Hemisphere and contains the summer solstice, the day with the most daylight hours. In the Southern Hemisphere, June is the start of winter and contains the winter solstice, the day with the fewest hours of daylight out of the year.


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June, often heralded as the gateway to summer in the Northern Hemisphere, boasts a tapestry of historical and cultural significance. Derived from the Latin word “Junius,” possibly named after the goddess Juno, June marks the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere, known as the summer solstice, when the sun reaches its highest point in the sky. This month hosts various celebrations, including Pride Month, honoring the LGBTQ+ community, and World Environment Day, emphasizing global environmental awareness. Additionally, June serves as the popular month for weddings in many cultures, with traditions and customs varying worldwide.

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Mii miinawaa ji-niimi’iding iwidi gaa-waabaabiganikaang aabitawangizod awe ode’imini-giizis.
They’re going to have a pow-wow again at White Earth on the fifteenth of June.