Niska are flying due North this Miroskamin (Spring). They aren’t even pausing on the shores of Kitchi Sipi (Saint-Lawrence river) near Moriak.
Niska is the Atikamekw word for Geese. In French, they used to be known as Bernaches, but now are called Outardes.
My grandfather would take down the taps out of the maple trees whenever Niska flew due North without stopping. The rain would soon start and the sap would loose its sweetness.
Bernaîche is the name my early ancestors took when they were required by Colonists to take a last name.