The Nogojiwanong Friendship Centre strives to enhance the quality of life for Aboriginal People in the City of Peterborough and surrounding area by supporting self-determined activities that will strengthen our community. We value all Aboriginal Beliefs, as given by the Creator through our ancestors. We strive to promote good health and life long living, and peace of mind through cultural, social and recreational activities for Aboriginal people of Turtle Island. This will bring about a good way of life today and in the future.
In September 2015, the Nogojiwanong Friendship Centre Board initiated a rebranding of the organization, beginning with a new logo. Our logo tells a story of who we are, where we are and where we want to go.
“The four figures, wrapped in the sacred colours of the Medicine Wheel, are united; holding hands in solidarity and friendship, in a circle to demonstrate equality. Two city symbols – the clock tower and bridge – rest within the circle, on the water, where Nogojiwanong can be found – “the place at the end of the rapids”. In the words of the logo artist, “Nogojiwanong is a place where you will find a community who will not hesitate to reach their hands out to you in support and friendliness; a place where you can learn to live peacefully and happily with the aid of traditional teachings.”
To build on our logo, the Board will be engaging the community to gather data required to better understand the community’s impressions, beliefs, needs and expectations of the Friendship Centre. The data will support the Board to develop our strategic directions over the next five years and create an action plan to move forward and create change in the urban Aboriginal community.