Turtle is the most ancient of symbols for Mother Earth and the Aka field, sometimes known as the Golden Grid. She represents all we are blessed with and reminds us to slow down and simply be. Protection, clear boundaries and grounding are her gifts.
Corn is the symbol of sustenance, the staff of life and is an important symbol of many tribes. Corn is considered a gift from the Great Spirit so its role is both as a food and a ceremonial object.