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Chanphasapa Wi- Moon of Ripe Chokecherries (7.5.2024 to 8.3.2024)

July 5 - August 3

Chanphasapa Wi- Moon of Ripe Chokecherries (7.5.2024 to 8.3.2024)

Chokecherries (Prunus virginiana) are significant to the people of Oceti Sakowin (Seven Council Fires) nation. Chokecherries are a versatile fruit that can be consumed fresh or processed into to make jams, jellies, syrups, and sauces. The berries are also utilized in the preparation of traditional foods, such as wasna or wojapi. Chokecherries have been traditionally used for their medicinal properties. The berries are rich in antioxidants and other beneficial compounds. They serve as a reminder of their ancestral connections, traditional knowledge, and the importance of maintaining their cultural practices. The gathering and preparation of chokecherries are often communal activities, fostering a sense of unity and comradary within the nation. The sustainable harvesting and utilization of these berries promote a respectful relationship with the land and demonstrate the importance of environmental stewardship within their communities.


July 5
August 3


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