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The Orca

 

ORCA – GUARDIAN, KINDNESS & UNITY

The Orca or Whale is known as the guardian of the sea and a symbol kindness.  Orcas live in pods or family groups that live and hunt together.  It is because of this nature that they are known for their strong sense of family values and unity in numbers.

In Pacific Northwest Coast First Nations art the Orcas features include a blowhole, a dorsal fin, a pectoral fin, and a tail with asymmetrical or symmetrical flukes.

 

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Animal designs featured on shop.slcc.ca are by various indigenous artists from nations across Turtle Island; these artists have an agreement with Native Nortwest Company to share these designs on their behalf. As an authorized distributor of Native Northwest products, they have extended Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre permission to share these images.

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Symbology