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Where is the question? Here! This is just happened, but as a small effort of Two Eyed Seeing and the help of @Darrion we have renamed the facility venues from simply physical entities (Salon 4, Salon 5, Salon 17/18) to include animal of symbolic importance to Indigenous peoples as well as two trees from this region. So these same rooms are now Eagle (S4), Pine (S5), Turtle (S17/18).
Welcome to Two-Eyed Venue Naming!
Not all these animals might have the same symbolic meaning described in our guide and for many people these ones from North America may not even be familiar.
So we ask you first, for the seven sacred animals Bear, Beaver, Bison, Eagle, Sabe (Sasquatch), Turtle, and Wolf and the two trees Pine and Poplar, what, if anything do they mean or symbolize in character traits from your part of the world?
And if other animals and trees carry symbolism where you live, share some of them (we had discussions of including kangaroos, tapirs, zebras, capybara).
Or if you just have a favorite animal, let us know what it is what it means to you.
Meanwhile, we look forward to seeing everyone Monday October 16 in Bear (S8/10)