Are IDLE NO MORE:
Raising the feather symbolizes prayer and peace--it is a
sacred act. The fist represents unity and defiance. Combined
together, it is a powerful thing.
This piece was inspired by the eagles that continually show
up at Idle no More rallies. We say that their presence indicates
that our ancestors are with us. Together, we will rise and
transcend the shackles that try to hold our people back and
overcome the forces that try to do harm to Mother Earth.
We say "No" to the pipelines that purport to travel
through unceded First Nations territory! Black represents the
oil, red represents the blood of our people and the skull represents
the death and destruction that this madness brings....
The four colours of the medicine wheel represent the four races
and the four directions. This shows that this movement travels
in all directions and affects everyone on Mother Earth. The
feather represents the prayers sent to the Creator, asking for
unity, strength, peace and guidance.