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  • Many tribal creation stories tell us that Earth was born on the back of turtle. Since turtle carries its home on its back, it has also been recognized as having the ability to ‘manage’ in difficult circumstances. Turtle symbolizes both new beginnings and endings. It is through the ending of something that allows space for something new to arise. Artist: Mary Stanton 1965 - 2011 Tribe: Grand Ronde
  • Children are considered a sacred gift from the Creator. Young ones are always included in ceremonial practices. It is not unusual to see small Native children sleeping soundly during Pow Wows and Ceremonies, as the drumming and singing continue throughout the night. Artist: Victor Tribe: Unknown
  • The Raven is a mystical creature known by many tribes as a magician, as well as a story teller. “A great magician stole the sun, the moon, and the stars, from the earth. The people became sick without heat and light, and they were lonely for the stars and the guidance of the moon. Raven was sent to steal back the sun, moon and stars. He turned himself into a baby and tricked the magician into giving them to him, then promptly returned them to the people on earth”. Raven is revered as a strong animal spirit among many tribes, especially tribes within the Pacific Northwest, Alaska and Canada. Community Artist: Pat Sky - Feather Star Woman Tribe: Peoria Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma