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SKHC Logo

Building Healthy Communities | Respecting Traditional Values

 

The Shkagamik-Kwe logo encompasses many symbolic meanings.  The teachings in the logo is the foundation for which SKHC stands for.

BEAR

In many teachings the bear symbolizes not only protectors of the community but they represent protectors of the natural medicines.  Bear Clan people are protectors but also medicine people.

WATER

The water is the blood of our first mother, mother earth.  Without clean water, our human family and all our relations would be gravely impacted.  We have been taught to care for the water, to protect it, honour it and celebrate it.

EAGLE & SPIRIT

The eagle in many nations teachings is the highest flying winged relation.  Many practices give our thanksgiving to the eagle as messengers with deliverance to the creator.  The spirit is of self and the sacred relationship that each of us have with creator and creation.

SUN & MOON

Grandmother Moon and Grandfather Sun symbolize life balance.  Balance within all of creation and life giving.

HISTORY


In its inception, the Shkagamik-Kwe Health Centre was honoured to have the committment from world renowned Anishnawbek Artist Leland Bell to create the centre logo.

Since this time, this piece of art has been utuilized not only as our logo but as one of our key teaching tools in bringing culture as treatment to the population we serve.