The bear is a healer and a giver of good medicine, protector and symbolizes physical strength and leadership, learned humility and teaching. A bear is one of the most prevalent figures in crest and shamanic art, as well as in myths.
Loreene Henry is a member of the Turtle Clan. She is a traditionalist which means that she is not a member of the band, observes the old teachings. She carves mainly in steatite (commonly referred to as soapstone) Loreene lives and works on the Six Nations Indian Reserve in Ontario