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Inukshuk Reaction

For commentary on the Inukshuk olympic logo from aboriginal people see this story from Canada.com. The story offers opinions for and against the logo:

Two B.C. native leaders say some First Nations people feel slighted by the new logo for the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games and question why the emblem doesn’t have more West Coast influence … Chief Gibby Jacob, a hereditary chief of the Squamish First Nation and a member of the 2010 board of directors, defended the logo. He pointed out one of the judges, Dorothy Grant, is a designer and traditional Haida artist. “It (the design) came with a strong recommendation from the judges panel,” said Jacob. He also argued the role of the design is to represent all Canada, not just B.C.

There’s more of the debate in the story.

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  1. […] Vancouver radio is buzzing today with talk — mainly complaints — about the Vancouver Olympic Committee’s eight minute ’show’ boosting Vancouver and Whistler in the closing ceremonies of the Torino Olympics. Like the initial questions about the appropriateness of an Inuit Inukshuk (and here) as the logo for the 2010 Olympics, talk radio hosts and callers note that, at best, the show in Torino only confirmed to the world that Canada is a land of ice and snow, with snowmobiles, and ice fishers. Some complain that there was almost no Vancouver-Whistler specific content. Sure, Vancouver-area First Nations people offered a few words at the beginning but the circus performers were actually from Montreal. Callers agree that it is Canada’s Olympics, but many are asking why the focus in the Torino show was not directly on the host cities. […]