Eagle Staff


As related by Perry McLeod Shabogesic August 13/12

The eagle staff is a staff (flag) that represents our Anishinaabek Nations. Our Nbisiing Anishinaabeg staff has the deer represented on it. This came from the time when Phil Goulais was our Gimaa. The deer is now pretty much accepted as a representation of the Nbisiing Anishinaabeg. The seven eagle feathers represent the seven clans of the Anishinaabeg, and of the Seven Life Teachings, that some refer to as The Seven Grandfather Teachings.

Our staff is brought in first and leads our people at community gatherings. It represents our families and our community.

Dan Commanda made this particular staff.