I grew up in northern Manitoba near the Churchill River. We spent many hours and days travelling up river to fish and set up camp for weeks in the summer. As a young girl, it was on one of these trips that I was first introduced to petroglyphs and pictographs that were found high up on rocky cliffs. Since then I have learned much more about these symbols, and now know that there are about 32 symbols that have been found around the world - I love the fact that they are universal as it feels like they connect us all. Some of them are recognizable and certain nations have been able to translate them, while others are guessed at...lines often suggest members of the clan or tribe, including those members who have recently passed, while circles often included markings to identify a group.