Many First Nation Legends tell us about our connections and extended family relationships with bears and what we can learn from their introspective nature. Many Nations have called this spiritual, introspective space the Dream Lodge. It is a place that our ancestors sit in Council and advise us of paths that may take us to our goals. In the physical world, legends have been told since time immemorial of the fate of humans when they cause a mother bear to fear for the safety of her cubs. A mother bear will fight to her death to protect and care for her cubs until such time that they are independent and able to make their own way in this world.