Each coin in the series tells part of the story. Storytelling has long been a rich oral tradition for Aboriginal cultures.It is said that from the first snowfall to the first clap of thunder, elders impart history, traditions and life lessons to the younger generation through rich narratives filled with allegories and imagery. For the Aboriginal Peoples, these tales - and the messages they convey - form deep connections to who they are, how they relate to the world, their ceremonial rituals and even everyday life. Often, these stories revolve around characters that possess physical and personality traits akin to humans, animals, plants and even the elements. For the Anishinaabe, an important cultural character is Nanaboozhoo; as a shapeshifting spirit, he teaches right from wrong through his adventures while offering lessons on howto live in harmony with the natural world. Designed by Cyril Assiniboine, a renowned self-taught Ojibwa artist and a pow wow dancer who enjoys illustrating the cultural traditions of his people. Each coin in this unique new series pays homage to the time-honoured cultural tradition of Aboriginal storytelling through its depictions of the beloved Ojibwa Legend of Nanaboozhoo. Features agorgeous colour design over engraved surface. Hold it in your hand and move it left to right to allow the light to reflect off the fine silver background! The coin is encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint-branded maroon clamshell with custom beauty box featuring the original painting. Mint Mark: RCM (Not Shown).
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