2023 Conference Logo

2023 Conference Logo



Shaya Sark, Membertou First Nation

My name is Shaya Sark. I am a inspiring Artist, I am 25 years old, and I am from Membertou First Nation, located on Cape Breton Island. I’m currently employed at The Membertou Heritage Park. I’m also a full-time mom to my 6-year-old son, Elijah. My interest is mostly digital art, I love being able to create anywhere I go. I have been creating art for 1 year now, and in that time I have made, designed, and produced Holiday Cards which I sell, and I have designed logos for some local community businesses. My goal is to be able to return to school soon to pursue a career in Graphic Design. 

About the Conference Logo

The plants around the circle represent the medicines we use in our Mi’kmaq communities and appeal to a returning to traditional knowledge for healing. 

The stages of the medicine show the transitional cycles of growth. 

Orange background is the reflections of sunsets we have here in Unama’ki and are invoking the Truth & Reconciliation Calls to Action.

The buildings show differences in homes and offices, many worked from home during throughout the pandemic, and it changed our idea of working environments. 

The bottom half of the circles represents a reflection on our history and that we have always had to adapt to changing times and circumstances. We are shaped by our environment and culture.