June is National Indigenous Peoples Month. The Nova Scotia Apprenticeship Agency established the Aboriginal Apprenticeship Advisory Committee (AAAC) 16 years ago to support the successful participation of Indigenous Peoples in apprenticeship training and certification in the trades.

As a way to identify the long-standing collaboration between Mi’kmaw communities, Indigenous organizations, and the Agency, the AAAC had a logo created to highlight all future endeavours.

Drawing on the very basis of apprenticeship, Graphic Artist Cailin Gerrard from Millbrook First Nation created the logo using Mi’kmaw ideograms, or pictographs, representing “telikina’makunenu” or “They will teach us”.

Graphic artist holding drawing of AAAC logo