Lakehead unveils Anishinaabemowin name, logo for the Indigenous Law and Justice Institute


Lakehead University has unveiled the new Anishnaabemowin name of the Indigenous Law and Justice Institute – Mino-Waabandan Inaakonigewinan – as well as the institute’s new logo. The Thunderbird logo was designed by Anishinaabe artist Ryan Pooman and the new name was bestowed by Elder Ron Linklater during a naming ceremony. “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.”