Our ancestors had a calendar made up of thirteen moons, or months.
Last January 24, we began a new annual cycle with the first glimmer of a new moon. This first month is called Tumaiguine. The root for this word is taiguine, which means "this way." We're not exactly sure why our ancestors gave it this name, but maybe it had something to do with showing others how to plant or fish "this way" at this time of year.