|Pope Gregory XIII, Gregorian Calendar comes from him|
As to the First Nations the rhythm of life appears to have been based on the season, the sun and the moon as these were the things that influenced the the hunt and the harvest that the people relied on.
In some Native cultures each full moon had a name and events would be recorded with referring to its proximity to the closest full moon. As to the Native New Year it seemed to vary culture to culture based on the solstice or equinox and how the season was viewed. Was the spring viewed as the time of renewal and hence the New Year or was it the shortest day of the year that signaled winter that brought the year to a close?
As a result of these various references to time and dates there are some recorded events that are quite confusing, to me at least, to place in context when recording what happened to whom where and when.
So to those of you who function using the Gregorian calendar I wish you the best of the season - whatever that season may be.