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Mi'kmaq culture

VIDEO: Meaning of the eagle feather in Mi’kmaq culture

Eagle feathers can now be used in place of the Bible in Nova Scotia courts for oaths

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caption An eagle feather kept by Aaron Prosper on a shelf in his office at the Dalhousie Student Union.
Photo Nader Nadernejad

Eagle feathers were recently introduced in the Nova Scotia court system. The feathers can be used in place of a Bible for witnesses under oath. But what is the broader meaning of the eagle feather?

Aaron Prosper is the president of the Dalhousie Student Union. He learned about the meaning of eagle feathers from Mi’kmaq elders in Eskasoni. Prosper keeps an eagle feather close by in his office.

He spoke with Nader Nadernejad about its meaning and importance:

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