The frog is a sign to the Squamish people to put away the winter activities and prepare or a new season. The frog symbolizes cleansing, peace and rebirth. In Northwest Aboriginal Culture, a Frog is a great communicator and often represents the common ground or voice of the people. A Frog embodies magic and good fortune connected with shaman or medicine man and with spiritual and therapeutic cleansing. Frog's songs are believed to contain divine power and magic. Frog is a messenger and communicator between species being valued for his adaptability because he freely travels between and survives in two worlds land and water, inhabiting both natural and supernatural realms. Frog holds knowledge and power and is known as a positive spirit driver. The Frog closely linked with femininity and womanhood often depicted to be woman in or springtime and new life. The Frog designs are often utilized as decorative elements and imagery are carved on practically everything the people utilize, including house posts, bowls, and totem poles where the frog is often seen peeking out with his tongue out and from under another creature's ears, mouth or hands. The Haida carved frogs on all of their house posts, believing that this would keep the poles from falling over. His shape and green body can identify the Frog and he is also most often depicted with a wide mouth, or grin, with an extended tongue.
The Squamish Tribe's traditional territory is located in the Lower Mainland region of British Columbia, but the frogs are singing their hearts out in my yard.