In the Mi’kmaq tradition family is sacred.
Eagles stand for love, protection and respect. In that sense it reminds us of how important families are and to be supportive and respectful.
The 8 pointed star has many teachings. In this painting it represents all humankind. There is a family safely protected inside the star and held by the eagle wings.
Na’ku’set, the sun shines on everyone and enlightens the spirit.
The painting honours all relations, a family in a broader sense and the way we relate to the elements of nature. The Mi’kmaq word for that is Msit No’kmaq , meaning “ All my relations”.