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
November 17, 2018, 9:33 am ASTLast Updated: November 30, 2018, 3:01 pm
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: