SISET is the long winter moon and is a very dark time of year. SISET means "old one" and is the time when the elders relate the people's stories, legends and family histories.
At this time, the Winter dances are still going on, and visiting and feasting are still happening. Telling the stories is all part of this tradition while the people are warm and dry and the storms are blowing outside and snow is falling. A good time to be together working on weaving baskets, mats and blankets, carving tools and repairing canoes.
This is what the people did in the time of the SISET MOON.
From 'the book 'The Saanich Years'
In the book, The Saanich Year, Earle Claxton, Sr. and John Elliott tell the story of SḴÁU ȽTE, the 13 moons, and how they illustrate traditional First Nations respect for the land and the interconnectedness of all living things.
To find a copy of The Saanich Year, contact the WSANEC Leadership Council, https://wsanec.com/, or the WSANEC school board, https://wsanecschoolboard.ca/. The VNFC Bruce Parisian Library in Victoria also holds a copy available for borrowing.