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WOMEN OF THE LAND NL
WHO WE ARE & WHAT WE DO
This website is a collaboration among the artisans and two partner organizations, Empowering Indigenous Women for Stronger Communities and the Newfoundland and Labrador Organization of Women Entrepreneurs. Through the website, we hope to grow awareness of and access to the work of indigenous women.
WOMEN OF THE LAND – LOGO DESCRIPTION
The Indigenous women of this province have come together time and time again in the comfort of their dwellings, especially “out on the land,” to create, reflect, and ground themselves surrounded by the lands and waters they proudly call home.
Regardless of cultural affiliation, this is something that is commonly shared amongst all nations. The ‘tent-like” shape seen in the logo reflects where we as women have always found our creative energy and where most of us have our humble beginnings as artists and craftspeople.
From the kitchen table to a bough laden tent, Indigenous women have always sought the comforts of these familiar spaces to help intertwine their busy lives with their art and culture.
Upon closer inspection, the tent is made up of symbols related to the nations across the province. The Inuit, Innu, and the Mik’maq have distinct symbols with cultural importance, often found in art, clothing, and other mediums, past and present.
During the creation of this logo, it was very important to have each nation’s symbol recognizable on its own, but also looking for the similarities between them to help connect the symbols into the form of which they are now.
Both Innu and Mik’maq symbols share very similar aspects, like the double curve, and make up the roof of the tent. In the middle, Inuit tattoo markings blend with the V-like shape of the Innu’s double curve to show the relationship between the Innu and the Inuit, and their shared territory of Labrador.
The symbols come together and show that we are all connected as Indigenous peoples. This plays such an important part in the development of our culture and; identities, that we need to continue to support, uplift, and love each other.
For we are women of the land, and this is our home.
Logo design and description credits: Monika Rumbolt, Putlavimiut Studio
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A MESSAGE FROM
ELDER ODELLE PIKE
Entrepreneurs are an essential component of our existence. They help our communities and nation grow. In turn, they are also part of the solution to alleviate poverty and enable our women to take their place in our society.
For entrepreneurs to achieve success it is necessary to foster a good business environment. Through Empowering Indigenous Women for Stronger Communities and NLOWE, our intent is to support our women and help them achieve their entrepreneurial goals through this website.
A MESSAGE FROM
The Newfoundland and Labrador Organization of Women Entrepreneurs (NLOWE) is proud to partner with Empowering Indigenous Women for Stronger Communities in presenting the Women of the Land marketing platform for indigenous women artisans.
NLOWE works with all women who have an entrepreneurial spirit as they start, grow and advance in business. At NLOWE, we understand that it is not just about the numbers – it is about overcoming barriers, building relationships and community, and creating opportunities. Developing this marketing platform is an example of these three attributes in action as we work together to create a unique business environment for many of the talented indigenous women artisans in Newfoundland and Labrador.
Congratulations to all the women who are active on this platform as they take this next important step in developing their businesses. We are all the richer for it!