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Conference '94
Volume 3 Issue 4 Fall 1994

Feature Issue on First Nations Programs
Volume 3 Issue 3 Summer 1994

Artist Kevin Cranmer designed the logo shown to the right for the Laichwiltach Family Life Program at Campbell River. The design is comprised of several elements symbolic of the society's goals and objectives. Represented in the design are:

  • FAMILY - shown here by a mother figure, father figure and a small child.
  • VALUES - the unification of the family in itself isindicative of values, through SHARING, HEALING and through the family's sense of COMMUNITY.

The family, while comprised of individuals with unique needs and aspirations, SHARE in the values which contribute to a healthy family life.

Through their participation in the traditions and ceremonies of the bighouse, the family extends its participation in and sense of COMMUNITY.

The copper, held here by the mother figure, further symbolizes the family's sense of SHARING, HEALING and VALUES - both in terms of social order within the potlatch community and in terms of spirituality on an individual level as well as at family, extended family and community levels.

  • LIFE - represented here by the continuum of the "Tree of Life."

Extending from the outer reaches of the circle, the roots of the tree delicately traverse the design to connect each person, pausing momentarily to display its many branches and the strength of the trunk from which each branch originates, and then carrying on to join once again the outer circle which is representative of all LIFE.

  • Finally, the artist has encapsulated the design in circular form to signify the holistic approach to family life - which is the Laichwiltach Family Life Program.

Special Feature Issue on Custody and Access
Volume 3 Issue 2 Spring 1994