Winged ones are Creators gift to Mother Earth. Native American and First Nations cultures symbolize Beings in stylized abstract designs, like eagles, ravens, etc. And, they're in our historical stories of origin and survival too. Stylized designs respect their abilities and their help to our people. If/when you’re in Canada you can see our traditional cultural designs on murals painted on the outside walls of civic buildings and there's even carvings inside federal and provincial buildings too. And yes, traditional designs are in some First Nations communities along our northwest coast of BC, Canada. You get the idea that the winged’s are unique, right?
You probably already know that the ones with wings are set apart from other of Creator’s species by their feathers. Besides that, Creator blessed them with unmatched grace to dive dart and soar in Mother Earth's skies. Each specie has their own unique music, mating, parenting rituals and travel routes. Creator's gift to the ones with wings is to grace Mother Earth with spiritual music
Click the white arrowhead in the video clip below and listen to the winged’s magical chorus of music:
Even today, winged ones help 2-leggeds. For instance if you pay attention when you're out hiking in the forest, you’ll be able to hear their warning calls to you too. And that’s not all of the ways they spark our imagination and have contributed to our history of aviation because their ability to fly great distances stoked the Wright Brothers creative imaginings.
Because the winged’s are central in Native American and First Nations historical stories of origin and survival we have clan symbols, like the Eagle Clan, the Raven Clan, the Hawk Clan, the Crow Clan, the Owl Clan, the Hummingbird Clan, etc.
In B.C. Canada along our northwest coast different communities are extinct due to European diseases brought to our homelands at the turn of the century. For instance, during that time our X’aisla community went from thirteen different main and sub-clans to three surviving clans and three sub-clans because our population went from three thousand to two hundred. Our clans and sub-clans today are:
the Eagle and Raven Clans
the Beaver Clan
the Fish, Killer Whale and Black Fish Clans
X'aisla rain forest
Not so long ago, our X’aisla rain forest homelands were pristine, undisturbed by municipal and multinational corporations destruction for profit.
In that setting our people traveled up and down our coast in 60-foot long hand hewn canoes to gather endless varieties of plentiful natural organic healthy foods that are Life's ‘medicines.’ Gosh, not that long ago foods were gathered during spring summer and fall for year-long food stores. Different foods were preserved in traditional recipes for winter stores of daily food supplies and for contributions to community events. Prized traditional cultural recipes were served at community winter feasts, and passed down in families. Families were known for their specific and prized recipes.
My Dad loved to share about his growing-up years in our X'aisla rain forest homelands.
He said, “Our name for our Kitamaat River is “Hum-ja-chi's X’aisli-xo,” it means the 'dinner plate of the Haisla' because that’s where our family's gathered our different land and ocean foods all year. Besides all our homelands, our river was a main food source. In the fall there were different wild ducks and grey geese that were taken for food and the feathers were used to make down blankets and mattresses. There was always an abundance of healthy food, so our people were always healthy. Our people gathered different edible wild plants for food and medicines.
In springtime there were so many different winged ones singing all day starting at sun-up and all at the same time that it was impossible to hear yourself think!”
Can you imaging that dear reader?
It’s a true blessing to still hear winged ones sing full throttle to bless and welcome our daybreak. In some First Nations communities in B.C. eagles still gather for their annual conference. When I was child we saw and heard countless flocks filling our skies near and far.
I love hearing different birds in chorus, like in below video clip:
Mother Earth’s winged ones inhabit continents from Antarctica to the North Pole and even Mother Earth’s heart, our oceans.
Some birds fly great distances to visit different parts of Mother Earth. There are exceptions though like New Zealand's nocturnal Kiwi bird with wings yet can't fly and they make a unique call heard mostly at night.
Have a listen:
As you know, Creators winged ones have been on Mother Earth for years so of course they have their own ancestors. Giant Winged Ones are extinct like the Thunderbird, Dodo’s, Phororhacos, the Great Auk, and Diatryma. (Source: Wikipedia)
Industry is responsible for the Winged Ones demise across Mother Earth. Its a challenge for all Beings to survive our global industry of destruction for profit. Along with other of Creator’s Beings they suffer and die from oil smoke stacks & spills, garbage in our oceans and rivers.
According to birds.com/education, “Recent studies have determined the main reason for extinction are: loss of habitat due to development by humans….”
Here's a quote from the World Conservation Union (WCUN) where in reference to the winged’s it, "...classifies 168 species as having critical conservation status (50%) possibility of becoming extinct within 5 years and 235 species as endangered (20% probability of extinction within 20 years)." WCUN regularly updates its list of rare birds and 4-legged's and the environment.
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