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The whole structure looks rather like the wheel of a bicycle.Despite their physical existence, there is still a lot of mystery surrounding them, because without written records, so little is understood as to their true meaning.
There is a lot of research that clearly shows the ban is wrong.A lot of what we think as time-honoured are really distortions from the minds of those who would try to re-write history. These, for example, were subsequently adopted by the Ojibwa, Chippewa, Potowatami (Anishinaabe) people and called the "Seven Grandfather teachings"); they changed the emphasis from female to a male perspective as part of their cultural world view.(Respect, Honour, Wisdom, Courage, Love, Humility, Honesty)..We gave voice to the majesty of ceremony and prayer through songs, dances and stories.You see, we knew we were more than the sum of our physical parts, or our tribal names; indeed, we were water, land, trees, animals, swimmers, flyers, crawlers and the supernatural.Many theories abound, including: (a) the wheels contain significant stellar and cosmological alignments, specifically designed in other words to point towards the rising sun or to certain star nation constellation(s); (b) the performance of specific rituals and ceremonies that have been lost to the mists of time. The lake is our church, the evergreen trees are our living saints if we must speak in your language.
Leave us to see beauty everyday rather than find it only in our memories. It influenced tribal life for thousands of years and is needed now as our world is one of fractured families, countries at war, and the innocent caught up in the maelstrom of often brutal "power over" mentalities.
Yet, it does not have to be this way; we can choose to live another way, although it requires a strong, collective voice.
The Prior to European contact, Canada's Original People lived lives of dignity and integrity, we did not engage in sordid behaviour, subjugate women, or engage in ethnic cleansing.
We demonstrated by our behaviour, in a circular-based spirituality the power of right action, and its components that included: clarity, objectivity and discernment.
We paid attention to what had heart and meaning because above all else we knew that it was the heart that held our memories.
On June 21, 2002, the Honourable Minister of Veterans affairs for Canada offered the sum of $39 million dollars as compensation for approximately 1,800 Treaty Natives who had returned to reservation lands following their war service.