WOMEN OF THE LAND NL – 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. 

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