SKG has a 60ft Aajijaak (Crane) in the backyard! Chief Shingwauk’s dodem (clan) is crane and this symbol was often his “signature”. This Aajijak represents Shingwauk with his feet firmly planted in the Medicine Garden and the Teaching Lodge while looking on into the building watching education happen – watching his vision come to fruition. We honour Chief Shingwauk and regularly thank him and our many ancestors and Elders who have contributed to Shingwauk’s Vision being realized. Chi Miigwetch
We also want to recognize Tulloch Engineering and Beau Vallee and Forrest Jones from Vallee Ground Works for helping recreate Chief Shingwauk’s signature. A signature that was on the 1850 Robinson Huron Treaty as a signatory on behalf of 23 First Nations!