Rocks are our Grandfathers, they have held our teachings since time immemorial.
Rocks represent the integrity of Indigenous languages, cultures and knowledge. Rocks are resilient, forged by the elements and shaped by the environment over generations.
For these reasons, the Indigenous Advanced Education & Skills Council has chosen the Rock as the primary element in its corporate logo. The colours – reds and browns – reflect the earth and minerals that develop the rock’s character, strength and diversity.
The Rock also represents the strength of the communities and partners forming the foundation and future of Indigenous post-secondary education and training. The quality assurance standards established by the Council, signified by the rock’s layers, support students at Indigenous Institutes in their communities. Asymmetrical and varied layers are also similar to the many different approaches to education and multiple relationships that bond to support the journey of life-long learning.