Indigenous Spirit Matters
Helping evolve Canada's flag, while holding up peaceful models of living in respectful right relations.
"This kind of art is essential if I and the circles of people I know along with the rest of Canada are seriously to be transformed so that we can truly live into respectful right relations with one another, our non-human relations and this Earth." Elizabeth Macdonald, retired United Church Minister.
(after viewing the ISM Exhibition at the Town of Huntsville's Canada Summit Centre - Summer 2017)
Lon French – Haida Graphic Artist
The three Eagle feathers represent the people of Canada and the different choices we have. The Eagle feather transmits strength; it gives the ability to speak honestly from the heart, without hurt or anger. The middle vane in the feathers symbolizes the various paths Canada can take, and every barb that comes of the middle vane symbolizes the choices this country has and that every choice we make affects the main path that we take.
Has the time come to evolve Canada’s flag to include a First Nations expression?
The Peace Chiefs
Wayne Sky – Six Nations
Antler carving (right)
This artist applies the condolence cane markings along the length of the deer antler.
It celebrates the 50 Chiefs of the Haudenosaunee/Iroquois Confederacy and depicts the face of the Peacemaker in the pure white end of the antler.
The Haudenosaunee/Iroquois Confederacy is the oldest known “Confederation of Nations” democracy in the world. They are bound by the principles of peace, strength and good mindedness.