Lunar Calendar

Ĩyãħé Nakoda & Translation Image/English
waniyédu čoɣãdu
(moon of the winter solstice or mid-winter moon )
Moon #1
wĩčoɣãdu θũgagu
(younger brother of the mid-winter moon)
Moon #2
ɣuya tawé
(moon of the eagles)
Moon #3
nowadé θkadn tawé
(moon of the Canada geese)
Moon #4
tabéħadn tawé
(moon of the frog)
Moon #5
woya wahi ãba
(moon when everything turns green)
Moon #6
mnogédu čoɣãdu
(moon of the summer solstice)
Moon #7
wa-ħpé wosmã wahi ãba
(moon when the leaves turn over and look thick)
Moon #8
wasasa wahi ãba
(moon when plants and berries turn red)
Moon #9
wodéja sa žo bič
(moon of the beginning of the elk bugle)
Moon #9
waħpé ɣi
(moon when the leaves change colour)
Moon #10
waħpé ga kãč
(moon when the leaves are falling)
Moon #10
ta kiyuħa wahi ãba
(moon of the rutting moose)
Moon #10
anũk ogipa
(moon when it seems like winter, then back to summer)
Moon #11
ča ħok tawé
(moon of the frost)
Moon #12
toga wadn
(moon of the first real appearance of winter)
Moon #12
doga wadn
(moon of the first real appearance of winter)
Moon #12
wodéja θmudn wahi ãba
(moon when all species of deer look for a mate)
Moon #13
čĩju
(added at the end of a lunar name when there is an extra winter moon)
Blue Moon
tãgagu
(added at the end of a lunar name when there is an extra summer moon)
Blue Moon