Mindaamin Area

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Mindaamin Area Website

Crest History

Mindaamin Area Crest.jpg

An explanation about the Mindaamin Crest:

  • The background colour is the colour for the World Scout organization, as well as a special colour held in high regard to the Natives (a “Royal” colour).
  • The circle with the four spokes is a medicine wheel. Everything in nature must be in balance for things to work smoothly, as they are all interdependent.
  • The four spokes of the wheel, and the colours (red, yellow, black, and white) represent the major “races” of people through out the world.
  • The Fleur-de-lis, with it’s 3 petals, represent corn, beans, and squash which were the major food crops for the natives, and also represented the essences of life (the three sacred sisters).
  • The spokes have seven beads, and there are also seven feathers. They are to represent the seven stages of ones life.
  • The colours of the feathers are to represent the sections of Scouting, with Blue for the Adults, and White for the Parents.
  • Last, but not least the name Mindaamin means corn in Ojibwa. It was the main crop that was used to sustain the natives through winter, it was one of their three main plants of life (sacred sisters), and it is also a major crop common through out the Mindaamin Area.

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