Our Logo

Our logo was designed by Red-Black architect Louis Johnson of Hampton, Virginia. It includes the following elements:

 

  • A turtle, revered by both African and Native American peoples for its long life and wisdom

  • An Ankh, the ancient African (Egyptian) symbol of life

  • An Eagle Staff, held like a flag by a respected elder, leads the Grand Entry of participants into the Pow Wow circle. Feathers symbolize the ability of birds, especially eagles, to serve as messengers to the Creator

  • The Mixed-Blood (Métis) "infinity" symbol indicating the strength that enables us to survive

 

We honor Louis for his spirit and his gift.