The light from fire, sun, and the night sky connect with Indigenous ways of knowing and being. Distinct Indigenous groups across what is now Canada have a relationship with the light that emanates from the natural world and this is evident in stories, ceremonies, celebrations, and hunting and gathering traditions. Some Indigenous Peoples will raise an eagle feather up to the sky as a way of connecting with the love from the Creator, spirit world and the strength of culture.
This activity acts as a beginning entry point towards a deeper understanding of ways of knowing and being related to light and fire and connection to spirit as symbolized by the eagle feather. Developing and maintaining positive relationships with Indigenous Peoples and groups is integral when learning ways of knowing and being.