about OUR LOGO
The turtle references turtle island as it is the land in which we live. The web symbolizes that we are all interconnected and share the same vision in moving forward by sharing resources, information, and support needed to help the clients in which we serve. The colours represents the medicine wheel. I picked black as it pays respect to the Dakota, the buffalo represents and has and played an important part to our history, it also has creation stories tied to it with the First Nations cultures. I chose it as it demonstrates each person has a tool that they can bring to the table and within our community at large. The cart symbolizes our ability to help bring freedom, versatility, and a way in which working together will help move forward issues faced by our people. It is also an important part to the Metis. An Inukshuk was used to provide direction and when it is in the shape of a person it signifies safety, hope and friendship as Inuksuit have been transformed into a symbol of hope and friendship that transcends borders to reach people all over the world and it pays respect to the Inuit. The book represents the knowledge within ourselves and our willingness to learn, and share this knowledge to any and all people. The globe represents mother earth and how utilizing these skills, and abilities will make the world a safer and more accessible place for all.
-Trevor Dubois, Logo Designer