To Objibway, turtles represent longevity, endurance and the continuation of life.
And turtles are the emblem of healers. The artist who created the medallion is Donald Chretien of Nippissing First Nation.
The entire trail marker
According to the Ojibwe creation story, turtle offered it's back for Sky Woman as a resting place for delivering her child.
A closer look at the frog atop the trail marker
This is one of 10 kilometre trail markers in the Town of Newmarket, Ontario. The wooden sculpture was made by chainsaw artist Jim Menken.
You can see Owl HERE
and Catfish HERE.
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