Paying homage to the land and its people ~ connecting to a higher purpose
Elements of Nature
With barely a cabin or airstrip they haven’t landed at, WOK’s history and roots have been tied to the Canadian North for decades. Visually represented here by elements of nature, a sunset rises over the northern landscape depicting sky, earth & water, an all too familiar site in the heart of the Canadian Shield.
An icon of the northern landscape, the eagle represents strength, courage and wisdom. The eagle is also known for balance, dignity, grace, a connection with higher truths, intuition and creative spirit. The eagle brings the message of renewed life because it is associated with the east winds - the direction of spring, dawn and rebirth. Some Native American tribes refer to the eagle as an earthly incarnation of the great Thunderbird spirit.
In native culture, the Thunderbird is viewed as the supreme Nature Spirit, serving Mother Earth behind clouds that they themselves generated. Some believed that the Thunderbirds were kin to the eagles, and that eagles might be Thunderbirds in disguise. Held in considerable reverence and awe, Thunderbirds are beings of mystery, power and good
and are said to control all natural activities. The Thunderbird symbolizes protection, provision, strength, authority, an indomitable spirit and is sometimes known as “Wakinyan”, from the Dakota word kinyan meaning winged.