Shown above The QENTOL, YEN W̱SÁNEĆ Marine Guardians new logo, by James Jimmy
There have been two major accomplishments towards launching the program, the first is the announcement of the SENĆOŦEN name of the program. The second, the successful completion of the logo design contest, resulting in a visual identity created by a W̱SÁNEĆ Community member.
After several discussions with the W̱SÁNEĆ Language Committee members; Belinda Claxton, Linda Elliott & John Elliott, a SENĆOŦEN name was chosen for the program: QENTOL, YEN
QEN – Watching out to sea
TOL – Out at sea
YEN – Comes from the word QENÁLIYEN which means reef net captain
As well, the W̱SÁNEĆ Marine Guardian Program had a Logo Contest with 3 submissions. The winning design came from Tseycum First Nation Artist James Jimmy. The design he submitted is called a “Sea Wolf”, a wolf transforming into a Killer Whale. Jimmy’s design, along with the new name, will be used on the W̱SÁNEĆ Marine Guardian uniforms, clothing, stationary items and more.
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