Lakehead unveils Anishinaabemowin name, logo for the law institute, hosts winter feast

Lakehead University has unveiled the new Anishnaabemowin name of the Indigenous Law and Justice Institute as well as the institute’s new logo. The new name—Mino-waabandan Inaakonigewinan—was bestowed by Elder Ron Linklater during a naming ceremony. The Thunderbird logo was designed by Anishinaabe artist Ryan Pooman. “‘Mino-waabandan Inaakonigewinan,’ or ‘seeing the law in a good way,’ is something we strive for daily through our law program and the Institute’s activities,” said Robin Sutherland, Director of Indigenous Relations at Lakehead’s Bora Laskin Faculty of Law. “The Thunderbird image also relates to seeing law in a good way and reflects our location in Thunder Bay, especially with Fort William First Nation being our closest neighbour and home to Anemki Wajiw, or Thunder Mountain.” The university’s Indigenous Student Services Centre also recently hosted a winter feast where Fort William Elder Sheila Decorte shared teachings, stories, and songs. Indigenous Student Services Centre coordinator Yolanda Twance told Anishinaabek News that the centre hosts seasonal feasts throughout the academic year to acknowledge the change of seasons.

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