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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.
This bear is symbolic of our support for access to art supplies in the remote community education sector, and represents our efforts to help families in struggling First Nations, Inuit and Metis communities.
The Art For Aid Project was developed to collect new and gently used art supplies for remote Canadian Indigenous schools and communities. We use the sale of our unique spiritual and thought provoking art to raise money for shipping and operations. We are supported by individuals, organizations and businesses that seek to improve living and learning conditions in remote community schools.
Please support our initiatives. Help us to make a difference in the lives of people who often struggle with poverty and inadequate teaching tools in their schools and community programs.