The title “Our Six” was developed to explore the regional aspects of living within Treaty 6 territory. “We are all Treaty People” is a refrain for those inside Canadian Treaty boundaries – but what does this statement really mean?
A current focus of our region, and that of our country, is Reconciliation. A lot has been talked about in the public forum – and a lot has been done to further this discourse. Interestingly, there is not a lot of development done in regards to the visual communications of this issue.
It’s at this stage that designers can contribute to a wider platform of discussion using the mediums of logotypes and iconography.
Is there a way to encapsulate the complexities of living in treaty territory through the methodologies of design? Can those complexities be simplified into a graphical delivery? Or is the simple depiction and delivery of a well crafted logo an essential start to the conversation – the aesthetic becomes statement unto itself and provides an avenue for discourse? Perhaps just attempting to challenge this question through visual communications will provide ample opportunity for greater understanding.