The Laxsgiik pdeek identify themselves with the eagle. The Laxsgiik claims authority over all salmon spawning grounds. Its feathers are a sacred tool in Nisga'a culture. The Laxsgiik are powerful beings, close to the Great Spirit, and with their gift of sight are able to observe in large scale their surroundings and all that it contains. The Laxsgiik are the visionaries.