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Our 50th Anniversary Logo

To mark our 50th anniversary serving British Columbians, we are proud to release two celebratory logos, designed by Qwayacnit Hakuum (Natalee Dennis) -

The horizontal logo's design on the red side is the cedar tree seed, holding the stories, truths and histories of the past. It has four dots to represent the four quadrants of the medicine wheel and four of the sacred medicines, cedar, sage, sweetgrass and tobacco. By creating this space, we can put love, care and respect into the roots and seedlings of the future.

The blue side represents the water that is needed to grow a cedar tree, and leans into kaaʔinm̓it aḥ quuʔasam̓it himwic̓a. Water is life, medicine, and our keeper for growth. With love, care and respect beaded between both sides of the seed, it assists in rooting the gifted Coast Salish Teaching kwum kwum stun shqwalowin and nuts a maht.

The crow’s feather on the left has four dots. One dot at the base for all medicine, both cultural, traditional, and western. Three dots at the tip of the feather for past, present, and future. The eye is being upheld and amplifies our work, while looking to the future, and holding space for the past. The feathers on the right are beaded together for strength and protection.

Qwayacnit Hakuum (Natalee Dennis) explains the design elements and symbolism of the logos - 


Both logos draw their inspiration from kaaʔinm̓it aḥ quʔasam̓it himwica, The story of the crow and all the relations – the moral of the story is to respect, care and love all your relations for their teachings and in turn we learn to love, care and respect ourselves. Qwayacnit Hakuum (Natalee Dennis) shares the story -


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