Art For Aid Project events and art supply shipments are temporarily suspended until we pass the crisis the world is coming to terms with. It is our sincere hope and prayer that we find kindness and kinship with each other, and support each other through this. Please consider our online store shopping to continue to support our work.
Lessons and events
Our symbolic icon and it's meaning...
The bear is a powerful symbol of healing and brotherhood among the First Nations, Inuit and Metis communities. The bear symbolizes healing, wisdom, and strength in the connection to the land through the use of the traditional medicines.
All nations have their respective representations of what each colour means to them.
Our bear is comprised of the 5 colours used among our Indigenous communities. Yellow is East - a place of new beginnings. Red is South - the place of our childhood and of learning. Black is the West - representing healing and the past. The Cree will use the colour blue in the West. The bear itself is White, which is the North - the place of great age, of wisdom and of introspection and deeper thought.
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Miigwetch. Thank you for your support.