From the Artist
The Teacher or The Medicine Bear. My grandmother would tell me to pay attention and look to nature. Chims (Bear) will eat to prepare for the winter. A bear will let you know what plants are good and what to avoid, also giving signs of how long and cold the winter will be. The important teaching I was told is watch a bear eat the salmon until it is full. Then the bear will eat more and only select the most nutritious parts of the salmon: Head, belly, eggs. This is knowledge known all over the world about the nutritional oils in salmon. It is still practiced in my home and household with my son and daughter.