Waabishki Miigis Aki

The art and design of this distinctive logo for the website derives from the mythology of Sky Woman. The traditional story of an expectant divine woman known to Anishinaabe people as Giizhigookwe (Sky woman) was a supernatural being who came from the stars.

Waabishki Miigis Aki when translated in English means white shell earth. The white cowrie shell on the logo represents the breath of life. Collectively Diane Maytwayashing sketched and highlighted the logo’s concept, and in collaboration with Lindiwe Lord, they transformed the sketched-out logo model into a graphic design.