The tipi outline of the logo symbolizes community connectedness. It’s a place for warmth, security, wellness and sacred tradition and value. In the tipi, two individual vines intertwine; one vine representing corporate Canada and the government, the other which represents our Indigenous peoples. The intertwining vines embodies reconciliation between the two groups: acceptance, balance, understanding, and engagement. Both vines show a similar level of support. This is because we Indigenous peoples are as capable, powerful, knowledgeable, and hard working as the mainstream society. Together, through reconciliation, we can contribute greatly to the Canadian economy through our history, our land, and our resources. This is why I chose to have the intertwined vines holding up earth (economy). Although the land masses on earth are not realistic to real earth, I chose to include a “turtle island” to acknowledge the land of Indigenous peoples. It’s our right to be equally involved in economic shaping, and I know with the call to action, we can make it happen with increased opportunity for us. The logo is the vision of economic reconciliation, in which the tipi holds the value that it is to us. And can’t forget the Cando eagle!
Rebecca Brittain is a Dakota Sioux/Plains Cree woman from Dakota Whitecap First Nation. She attended the Indian Teacher Education Program at the University of Saskatchewan from 2017-2020. Thus far, she obtained three years of Education and is currently taking time off to mother her three children. She recently found a new interest in digital design. Rebecca accepts any opportunity to be creative, especially with her children. She aspires to influence her children and future students, and to pass onto teachings gained through art.