The Equal Bird is the chief of the Black Bear Clan of Ojibwe. Long warily friendly with the men of New Brevik, the Black Bear Clan turned against them during the Giant Raid of 812; many see this as The Equal Bird playing the odds and seeing the men of New Brevik as the eventual losers in a struggle for survial on the lake. Many Black Bear Clan members have been angered by New Brevik mines and the resultant damage to the wilderness, as well.