CORNWALL, Ontario – The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne has a new logo.
MCA announced that a new logo has been formally adopted and will be used across the organization.
The move will bring some consistency to the MCA, which had never actually confirmed what kind of logo it would use.
“Various versions had been used throughout MCA,” the tribe said in a statement. “Additionally, it was agreed that a fresh, updated look was needed for the organization.”
In 2014, council decided that the new logo should be created through a community logo contest and a callout for submissions was conducted.
A prominent feature of the logo is a partridge, as a symbol of Akwesasne’s known description as the “Land Where the Partridge Drums.” Council also determined that the logo should feature the Akwesasne Wolf Belt for its historical significance to the Akwesasne community.
The logo was drawn by community member Victoria Ransom.
Council and staff determined that the winning logo required technical improvements and commissioned local artist Bruce Boots to make these changes.