'There are Nanaboozho stories
telling why birch bark is white,
how the markings came about,
and why there are momma
and baby thunderbirds in the bark.
The stories can only be told
during winter months when Aki
is covered with a blanket
of snow and spirits are sleeping.
Right now it is summer and we
must be preparing the...
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