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The story behind our logo

For Native people the Circle represents life and growth. Human beings enter the circle to learn and to be renewed and then leave the circle to teach and to share knowledge with others.

Within the circle are the symbols of learning: the eagle represents Vision – planning for the future; the eagle incorporates both Male and Female, they represent the continuity of life; the Seven Feathers represent the seven grandfather Teachings – wisdom, respect, honesty, humility, love, bravery and truth; the Bear claw represents strength and humility.

Protected and embedded within the circle is the Medicine Wheel. It represents continuity and the interconnectedness of all things. It symbolizes the four directions; East, South, West, North; the fourstages of life; infancy, adolescence, adulthood, Elder; and most importantly the four master ingredients to a life of peace and balance; physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual.

Harold W. Thompson

Artist, Saugeen First Nation