Geezhigat Maple Products… Adding More Sweetness to our Lives.
Giizhigat Maple Products is an Anishinabe & Mohawk Family owned business. We celebrate the life, sharing and teaching nature of Mother Earth.
The Awakening of Spring
Water flows from Mother Earth. The life force of water flows to the maple tree – called man wood or ninaatig (nin-aaw-tik) in Anishinabe. Water… it gives life to all living beings. Brother bear awakens – a sign that spring is near. Mother bear gives birth to her young. In Mohawk Legend, the maple tree was provided by the Creator, providing sweet water to the people – nourishing their bodies and spirits which were weakened by the long, dark, cold winter. First Nations people were harvesting maple sap long before the Europeans arrived. They used the sweet water in ceremonies; they used it for cooking; they respected it as a cleansing medicine for the people. Those traditions continue to this day. Sweet water brought sweetness into the lives and spirits of the people; it brought happiness to the people; it lightened their spirits…we give thanks that ninaatig continues to bring life to the people. From our Family to yours — Adding More Sweetness to our Lives.
“Gee-weej-ja-ma… we learn from our Mother’s spiritual sacred flowering teeming love of life.” – Isaac Day