Flower Moon puts nature’s life-giving energy on full display, and reminds us that we too, are part of this
sacred web of life. It’s the fifth teaching from Grandmother Moon who makes 13 appearances
throughout the year as she watches over Mother Earth’s children and lights their paths with her gentle
In May, fresh new plants emerge from the ground, and buds appear on branches that seemed barren
just days before. This hidden force is one of the most powerful healing medicines on Earth—a realm that
cannot be seen, but is certainly there. It animates all things, and breathes life into us. Once we
recognize our spiritual essence, we begin to treat ourselves and all of our relations with the same
reverence as the one Source where all life originates.
Grandmother Moon is always ready to share her loving wisdom, and this captivating coin series brings
you her life teachings with 13 original woodland designs. Indigenous people of Canada view every aspect
of nature as a living relation that plays an active role in their lives. And although variations do exist due
to geography and climate,
Grandmother Moon is a central figure, her kind and gentle ways always a
For the Anishinaabe people, the woodland cultures that extend from the eastern seaboard to the Great
Lakes, and the headwaters of the Mackenzie River, Grandmother Moon is ever-present, making 13
appearances throughout the year as she watches over Mother Earth’s children and lights up their paths.
Every moon brings a new teaching that is illustrated in each coin design to foster understanding and
respect for all of Earth’s creatures—a stunning work of art with a unique insight into Indigenous life!
Algonquin artist Frank Polson has created a captivating image of a full moon filling the sky as it sits low
on the horizon behind a tree whose bare branches are dotted with the vivid green of new growth. A
detail of a springtime flower is on the left, its vibrant colours showcasing the life-giving powers that
animate all of nature. The use of bold lines, and the insertion of vivid colour within black areas as if to
reveal what lies within, is a signature design element in woodland art.
5th issue in this captivating series of original woodland
designs illustrating the 13 teachings from Grandmother
Moon according to Anishinaabe tradition