This 2014 $20 coin is part of a series of seven coins that celebrates the First Nations spiritual belief in the Seven Sacred teachings, which are Love, Respect, Courage, Honesty, Wisdom, Humility and Truth. These teachings have a legacy that run old and deep into early aboriginal history, and are still practiced by many First Nations cultures across Canada. This coin shows a dramatic depiction of the giant Kitch-Sabe who walked amongst the humans and preached lessons of honesty: honesty to the creator, honesty towards each other, and most importantly, honesty to oneself. The lesson goes beyond merely speaking the truth, serving as a reminder to accept your own gifts and abilities for what they are, as opposed to desiring to be like anyone else. This one ounce coin is masterfully crafted in 99.99% pure silver with elegant selective gold plating, and features a mintage of 7,000. This limited-edition work of art is the perfect gift for anyone with an interest in First Nations spirituality, or as a surprising addition to any collection of silver coins. HST/GST exempt.
Canadian Métis artist Nathalie Bertin has created a powerful image of the towering yet friendly figure of the giant Kitch-Sabe welcoming a raven onto his arm. In the background, a bough of cedar, known for its protective and grounding qualities, reinforces Sabe’s teaching of honesty. Honesty is one of the Seven Sacred Teachings that honour the traditional concepts of respect and sharing that are the cornerstones of Aboriginal life. While variations of these teachings do exist throughout North America, this diversity only enriches them and underscores the universality of their wisdom. To be called "honest" is the greatest honor.