Strawberry Moon Festival

Ode'min Giizis - The Strawberry Moon

Ode'min Giizis (pronounced O'DAY-min GHEE-zus) is the sixth moon of the Anishnaabe calendar. It marks the beginning of summer, the longest day of the year and the harvest of the strawberry in June. The root word of ode'min is ode, which signifies the "heart" in Anishnaabe language. As the strawberry resembles the shape and colour of the human heart it also represents the sweetness and kindest of emotions that bring people together to feast and exchange ideas.

The Ode'min Giizis Festival

The Ode'min Giizis Festival will celebrate this auspicious time of year and traditional Anishnaabe territory with a seven day multi-disciplinary arts festival in Peterborough, Ontario featuring local and visiting artists from the four directions. OKW and Public Energy invite you to come out to experience a diversity of Indigenous artistic expression and events - including a two day Pow Wow, gallery exhibitions, performance art, talks, dance, film presentations, storytelling, theatre and music concerts.