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Happy New Year! The kids and i have seen Bald Eagles on Caz Lake. 

Here he is…isn’t he beautiful? I want to meet his wife. 

In Syracuse, there are  20 bald eagles along Onondaga Lake.

“He’s the leader of all birds,” said Lickers, 63.  Lickers, a Seneca Indian, is environmental science officer for the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne.  “ We say that the eagle can see the farthest; he can see not only enemies, but he can also see the things you’re doing to work for the peace. He is the one who will call out when something is amiss.”

“We’ve reached a point where we separate our spirit from our symbols and our symbols from ourselves,” Lickers said. “We’re sort of frightened or embarrassed in this world to talk about the signs and symbols the Haudenosaunee hold dear. But when you stand there and watch that eagle soar, in that instant you’re linked spiritually with that bird, and no one can ever take that away from you.”

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