About The First Nations in BC Portal
About the Portal
The First Nations in BC Portal was developed by the First Nations Technology Council in partnership with the New Relationship Trust and with input from many organizations and communities in BC.
The goals of the Portal include collaboration, open communication and the sharing of experiences, tools & resources including key documents such as policies, plans , etc. created by First Nations communities and organizations in BC.
We applaud the leadership exhibited by First Nations in BC and encourage other communities and organizations to share their stories and successes to support all Nations moving forward.
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About the Logo
The logo design represents sharing, helping, vision and community. There are two main complimentary elements of the logo, the stylized hands and the eagle eyes:
The Hands: The stylized hands symbolize work, partnerships, friendship, sharing of nature, information and resources; whether the information or resources are from elders, teachers or parents or guardians and extended families.
The eyes: Eagles share with us a vision, a type of majestic soaring into the future. As strong nations within British Columbia, the logo is an extension of our philosophies to recognize our past, present and future, or more over, our ancestors, elders, children or our children’s children. It is about coming together as nations sharing knowledge.
Behind the Colours
Two strong and striking colours, cobalt blue, was the colour of a glass trading bead which was used by women on apparel and it is often seen in traditional apparel or jewelry. Blue is also associated with water and commerce. Golden yellow symbolizes the rising sun, promise, as well a symbol in wealth.
About the Artist
Born in Prince Rupert BC, Robin Roberts is of Haida, Tsimshian and Squamish decent. Robin moved to Vancouver at the age of 24 to study art at Capilano College in 1999 before transferring into Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design. He graduated with a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts degree in 2004. While majoring in Studio Art practices, Robin is proficient in various painting styles, very strong at drawing and incorporating multi-cultured ideas in his work. He uses Northwest Coast design and Western subject matter to help re-create identity and break common stereotypes placed on Aboriginal people. Portraiture, the figure, landscape and other abstraction are main subjects in his work.
Since Emily Carr, Robin has worked for the City of Burnaby, Canada Post as a Letter Carrier and currently an Aboriginal School Support Worker for the Vancouver Board of Education. He supports Aboriginal students of Inuit, Métis and First Nations decent. His students learn about whom they are and involve other classmates to help bridge the gap between various cultures to promote inclusion. On top of that, he helps students know about community resources, future career options as well as various opportunities available to them.
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