Via Adrants, some students down at the Emily Carr Institute on Granville Island are taking issue with VANOC’s representation of our indigenous people and have created a spoof site to call attention to the issue. Front and centre is their new emblem called "Kuhldaa," which is the Haida word for “to steal”.
Kuhldaa offers the welcome of a nation shaped by its rich, natural and cultural appropriation. Its colours reflect those of both Canada and the host region: the blue waters of our salmon farms, the green forests of our softwood lumber, the red maple leaf of our Canadian identity and the golden sunrises that paint the city skyline and the snow-capped peaks from Vancouver to Whistler. These bright, cheerful colours, along with the playful arrangement of the shapes that make up Kuhldaa, encourage us to overlook the deplorable living conditions, substance abuse issues and unemployment rates of many First Nations in beautiful British Columbia. This tendency to disregard issues occurring within our own country is something all Canadians look forward to sharing with our international visitors.
I gotta say, I think I prefer the Kuhldaa logo. Be sure to check out this website now, because it is sure to be shut down by the VANOC police soon.
Last modified: April 15, 2006