SKHC Calendar 2017

Teaching words First day of spring Shki-mnookmi/ziigwan/ ziisbaakdokeng Medicine Balsam Poplar Buds Manabasa’di March National Nutrition Month and Child Life Month March 8: International Woman’s Day Balsam Poplar Buds/ Manabasa’di Balsam poplar trees have deeply furrowed bark and can reach up to 25 meters tall. Their leaves are 5-12 centimeters long, round at one end and pointed on the other and are deep green on top and pale on the underneath. The resins from the buds are used in salves and have antibacterial, antiviral and antimicrobial properties and are natural antiinflammatory painkillers. They can heal skin infections, soothe aching muscles, and mixed with fat/oil, they can also help relieve congestion.