This painting was created by Randy Msheekehn Trudeau as the logo for our work.
It is a representation of Land-based Living and Healing.
The eagle feather in the Anishinaabe society signifies the highest honour one can receive. It is not only an honour but also a privilege to utilize Shkagamik Kwe (Mother Earth) for our healing.
The Circle represents the sun, the moon and the circle of life.
The bottom portion of the feather represents the moon and the water, the female portion of the feather . The three rectangular symbols on the right of the moon represent masculinity and the ones on the left represent femininity. Each symbol represent mind, body and spirit respectively. The seven circles represent the seven grandfather teachings. The six white spikes add to the seven grandfather teachings to represent thirteen moons of the year.
The three white waves represent the ripples of colonization that can fade as one returns to Shkagamik Kwe.
The top portion of the feather represent the sun and the sky, meaning air, light and life. The trees represent the vast wilderness of Shkagamik Kwe on Turtle Island. The break in the top of the feather delineate major life events in the artist's experienced in his life.
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