25Unama’ki artist Arlene “Dozay” Christmas is the person behind UINR’s unique logo. We contacted Dozay to ask her about the symbolism she used in designing our logo and here’s what she had to say.

The logo represents the sacred balance we have with Mother Earth, and the very fragile ecosystem, which is represented by the drop of water encircling the sheltered family, and the trees. It symbolizes the unity we have with the earth.: The blue circle on the bottom represents the earth, and the larger orange circle represents, sunrise, symbolizing the “People of the Dawn”. The larger figure in the centre is the father figure, with out stretched arms symbolizing protection.

We are all connected, the water, the earth , the trees, and the people, if one is hurt or dying, everything is effected.

If you would like to see more of Dozay’s artwork, visit her website at www.dozay.com

From UINR Marten – Vol.1. Issue.2 – Winter 2005