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The spiritual dimension of existence is always operative in First Nations' culture. Spiritual concepts were expressed in terms of “truths” or “laws” and people were expected to act according to these laws in every aspect of their daily life. Thus, Nature's Laws governed existence. These laws were meant to be “lived," rather than “obeyed." Such "living-out" of Nature's Laws promoted a balanced, healthy and well-rounded community. This model, using the four sacred colors, suggests the inter-relatedness of all aspects of life whether at the community level or the cosmic level.

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