The NFNECP Logo featured in documents, reports, promotional materials, presentations and on the collaborating partner’s websites was selected through a contest in 2008. By entering the contest, entrants provided full copyrights entitlement to the NFNECP Steering Committee for any official NFNECP-related publications, activities, and communications without any further compensation. The NFNECP Steering Committee provides acknowledgement of the artist where appropriate, such as on the Program’s web site.
Visual Representations for the NFNECP were submitted by youth from across Canada and the program was selected the artwork that represented the program best, in the view of the NFNECP Selection Committee and Steering Committee members. The selected work was submitted by Larissa Kitchemonia. Larissa describes her submission:
“To answer your question about what my logo represents. I wanted to draw something that I thought represented "Indian country". I decided to use the medicine wheel in the logo, since in my opinion it’s really the flag for the Indian Nation. When I think of our people I think of the four directions since this is our guideline to healthier living, which is my understanding your program is trying to do, creating awareness of contaminants that affect our people. The tree at the top like the north marker on the compass rose is my way of representing northern Indians (since we are all over North America). The four figures show Indians taking earth matters into our own hands. I hope this truly represents you program. Thank you for choosing my logo.”
Larissa, thank you!