Old Rusted Miner’s Cart

Mikawoz Old Rusted Miner's Cart

Old Rusted Miner’s Cart

We went for a hike in Kootenay National Park in British Columbia 86 kilometers from Radium Hot Springs. We came across this old rusted miner’s cart. I think it is really interesting.

According to the Parks Canada website, Paint Pots are “ Iron-rich pools and ochre beds, culturally significant to indigenous people including the nearby Ktunaxa Nation.”

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Wild Rose of Alberta

Mikawoz Wild Rose of Alberta

Wild Rose of Alberta

Here is a beautiful, pink rose bush that represents the symbol of Alberta. I took the photograph in Elk Island National Park near Edmonton.

According to the Indigenous Teaching and Learning Gardens website, the Indigenous used the wild rose as follows: “Used medicinally to treat bee stings, colds, blindness and diarrhea. The rose has also been used in ceremonial medicine. Rosehip rinds were eaten.”

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Eagle Totem Pole

Mikawoz Eagle Totem Pole

Eagle Totem Pole

“The First Nations Totem Poles in Stanley Park in Vancouver, British Columbia are the most visited attraction in Vancouver, British Columbia, and possibly all of Canada.” It is located at Brockton Point.

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Eagle Feathers

Eagle Feathers

Mikawoz Eagle Feathers

 

This is an abstract drawing of Eagle Feathers often used in Indigenous ceremonies.