The Anishinaabeg people live in a large area within what is now the United States and Canada. There are actually 13 moons each year, but most cycles follow the 12-month calendar.
The Anishinaabe designated the names of the moon to correspond with the seasonal influence within a given location. Because the region the Anishinaabe lived was so large, the moons may not be called the same thing for all areas.
For example, the Anishinaabeg in lower Michigan would not have the same activities as the Anishinaabeg in Minnesota.
The Center for Native American Studies adopted this version of moon cycles.
January: Minado Giizis (Min-ah-doh Gee-zehs)
Makwa Giizis (Mah-kwah) Bear Moon
Onaabidin Giizis (Oh-nah-bid-in) Snow Crust Moon
Popogami Giizis (Poh-poh-gah-mi) Broken Snowshoe Moon
Nimebine Giizis (Nimh-eh-bi-neh) Sucker Moon
Waabigonii Giizis (Wah-bi-goh-nee) Blooming Moon
July - December
Miin Giizis (Meehn) Berry Moon
Minoomini Giizis (Min-oh-min-i ) Grain (Wild Rice) Moon
Wabaabagaa Giizis (Wa-bah-ba-gah) Changing Leaves Moon
Binaakwe Giizi (Bi-nah-kway) Falling Leaves Moon
Baashkaakodin Giizis (Bah-shkah-koh-din) Freezing Moon
Minado Giisoonhs (Min-ah-doh Gee-soonhs) Little Spirit Moon