Whenever there was a big thunderstorm, my late grandmother would put a rubber boot at the window. Thunderbirds do not like rubber boots and it drives them away, it worked every time.
awīyak kāstāt kinokātīwaskisin wāsīnamānihk, pithīsowak kita-pōni kitowak
When someone puts a rubber boot at the window, the Thunderbirds will stop calling
This meme was inspired from several Facebook memes I’ve seen this past week.
tāpwī kayās aspin kā-masinipīsimīt mistāpīw, matwānicī kīyāpic pimātisiw?
Image by Ryan McGuire from Pixabay
There is a running joke among the reserves about “Indian Time.” I understand it as a reference to how First Nations people use the time on their clocks or watches, sparingly (to put it mildly).
I hope I don’t insult any of our fine First Nations people with the use, but it is used prominently in many gatherings and meetings (not to try and perpetrate the stereotype).
Urban Dictionary – Indian Time – https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=indian%20time