Respect is one of the lessons in the Seven Sacred Teachings practiced by Indigenous people throughout North America for a full and happy life. This sacred teaching is embodied in this fine silver collectable coin with gold plating. Respect means living with dignity and a reverence for the land and all living things. From respect flow kindness and a willingness to share; only taking what is necessary; not wasting; and giving away that which is no longer needed. Indigenous people have understood this relationship since time immemorial, and have long respected the buffalo for the food, clothing and tools it provided. The fact that this great beast gave every part of its being to sustain them made the buffalo's life greater than theirs, not less. Buffalo could thrive without the people, but the people could not live without the buffalo, and they were humbled by the profound respect it showed them year after year.
All collectable coins have been previously owned. Conditions will vary.
Metal Type: Silver
Diameter: 40 mm
Special Features: Gold plating
Packaging: Maroon clamshell with certificate
Artists: Nathalie Bertin (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)