Because humans have forgotten that we (all of Chi Manitou's children) are related and connected, we have begun to think we are superior to our relatives in the other families of beings. We jeer at Pigeon and call her mean names like "flying rat" instead of taking the time to get to know her and to learn her lessons. We elect leaders who allow cruel spikes on windowsills and rooftops, glass-walled skyscrapers that kill hundreds of thousands every year instead of learning how to love and live in harmony with her.
My Ani Tsiskwa teachers are guiding me to learn about Owl. They began by bringing images - photos, art, etc. - of owls to my attention every day - sometimes a few times a day. It seems my teachers are gaming the system because I'm getting some mind-blowing results in my cyberspace-searches.