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The Eagle's significance in many First Nations stories is that Eagle is used to represent perception and spiritual connection. Eagle feathers and down are sacred: traditionally, Shamans believed in their healing powers and used them in a variety of ceremonial and ritual contexts, such as honouring a respected guest. Eagle's down symbolized good luck, peace, welcome and friendship.
Vincent Henson is from the Kwa Kwa K’ wak Nation. He was born in Victoria on August 12, 1992, and is a very creative artist. Vincent has been apprenticing with his aunt Nancy Dawson and creating his own pieces since he was seven. The artist continues to create his art and is becoming a sought-after artist. He uses silver, gold and semi-precious stones.