15 Aug The meaning of the SLCC logo
The Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre symbol represents two Nations (Squamish + Lil’wat Nation) on a shared journey.
The red color of the logo represents a traditional paint made form a natural source used in art, healing and spirituality. The stepped geometric pattern is found on many of the famous Lil’wat baskets and reflects the mountains and valleys of this Interior Salish Nation.
The “Salish Eye” shape represents the watchful eyes of past and future generations. It adorns Squamish carvings such as paddles and hulls of the magnificent seagoing canoes of this Coastal Salish Nation.
These two shapes are brought together in a circle representing a spindle whorl, a tool used by both Nations to spin mountain goat wool.
About the shared journey
The Squamish and Lil’wat people have lived in southwest BC since time immemorial. They have thrived on the bounty of the ocean, rivers and the land. Their culture are grounded in rich, ancient traditions and continue to grow and evolve in a modern world. In an unprecedented cooperative venture, the Squamish and Lil’wat Nations have create the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre to share their cultures with the world.