A crane represents to the native people eloquence of leadership and direction. When the Crane speaks, all listen. An eagle represents courage and knowledge. A rabbit represents Wanabozho, a messenger, an intermediary on earth, and an advocate for the Anishnabek, to whom he gave the gift of knowledge. A deer symbolizes love and the gift of grace. A bear is the gift of courage and strength. The color yellow from the East to the West is a path, this is the path of life, the path of a great warrior. Red represents the Southern direction and Earth and Fire. Black represents the Western direction and also is the doorway to the Spirit World. White represents the Northern direction and symbolizes spirituality and the knowledge of Elders. Aqua-green symbolizes plant life and all things growing. Rainbow is the beautiful bridge to the spirit world and the colors of the universe. Blue is symbolic of sky and water.