The Fort Belknap shield illustrates the protection from loss of our tribal culture, tribal identity and tribal land base. The elders tell us stories. The oldtimers were the most fierce in battle. The oldtimers had respect for the elders. The elders and the youth depended on each other. Mission Canyon is a special place. Sometimes we ride horses. Some of us like to make quilts and powwow regalia. Some of us like to play basketball.