The eagle represents LOVE because of its unique relationship with the Creator. Only the eagle has the ability and strength to fly higher than any other animal, thereby placing it closest to the Creator than all others.
Eagles are loving parents and teachers to their offspring, protecting and guiding them.
The buffalo represents RESPECT because for as long as we have been here, we have sustained our lives through the buffalo, in terms of clothing, food, shelter, medicine and art.
Native people depended on the buffalo for survival and used every part of the animal: hides for tipis and clothing, bones for tools and toys, meat for food, tendons and muscles for sinew, brains for hide tanning and skull for medicinal and ceremonial purposes.
The bear represents COURAGE because of its strength and natural ability to overcome challenges. A mother bear will stand against a much larger, stronger male bear or other animals to protect her cubs.
The bear shows us how to live in a balanced life where there is time for playfulness and time to be assertive and courageous.
The giant represents HONESTY because it is closer to the Creator than humans. It is believved the giant used to walk among humans to remind us of the Creator's wish for us to remain true to our natural form.
The beaver represents WISDOM because it utilizes its gifts in ways that promote wellness for itself and its family.
The Creator gave the beaver large teeth and the knowledge to know how to build. This has enabled the beaver to positively impact its enviroment and create a more sustainable world.
The wolf represents HUMILITY because of its giving nature and devotion to protecting and working for the good of the wolf family. The wolf places the welfare of the pack above its own.
Wolves mate for life and are generous and loving parents, setting an example of what our communites and family systems should be.
The turtle represents TRUTH because it is one of the oldest animals on our planet and it is said to have witnessed the laws of creation.
The turtle walks close to Mother Earth. The turtle is grounded, careful and attentive to details - important qualities for those who speak the truth.