Sacred Hoop by Troy Nickle

Sacred Hoop

Most of my work is made in southern Alberta, the ancestral lands of the Blackfoot and Treaty 7 territory. This work, of a circle in the snow was made as an offering and response to the presence of Chief Mountain, a mountain considered sacred by the Blackfoot First Nations of Alberta and Montana. The circle is a universal symbol representing the circle of life, wholeness and healing. The Blackfoot name for the mountain is Nínaiistáko.