Shown above The QENTOL, YEN W̱SÁNEĆ Marine Guardians new logo, by James Jimmy
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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