Our Logo

The Indigenous Studies (INDG) logo features a thunderbird and a wolf, important creatures to the local and international Indigenous communities.

Our logo is designed by Aaron Nelson-Moody from the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish) First Nation and Ocean Hyland from the səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nation.

Aaron Nelson-Moody has dedicated his artistic career to revitalizing the Squamish and Coast Salish artistic tradition. He has been woodcarving since 1996, having apprenticed with Xwalacktun, and have worked on flat panels, totem poles and houseposts, as well as smaller pieces in a variety of woods. Ocean Hyland is an artist and activist who gained international attention from her Teen Vogue published her op-ed about participating in Protect the Inlet, the Indigenous-led movement against the proposed Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. 

Watch the videos below featuring INDG faculty members speaking about the meaning and development behind our new logo. We are grateful of Chief Ron Ignace (Secwepemc) and Dr. Marianne Ignace for sharing a traditional wolf story and its teachings. 

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