Stories come in all shapes and sizes. From sentences, known in Anishinaabemowin as dibaajimowinensan (small stories), to those of extended length, including ones shared verbally during the cold, winter months while snow covers the ground, or bound stories we obtain through libraries or bookstores. Regardless of size, stories hold power. Stories are how we interconnect. They are the weave of life, spirit, and culture. Stories are the voice with which we pass on to our descendants not only our history and experiences, but our love. Here you’ll find, on occasion, stories shared by the author T. Marie Bertineau. Know that as these works were crafted, be they long or short, it was done with her family, her People, and with future generations at heart.