The k̓awat̕si Economic Development General Partner Corporation (KEDC) logo is comprised of three main parts that are very important to the history and culture of the Gwa’sala-‘Nakwaxda’xw Nations.
The painted bentwood box (k̓awat̕si) is what families and communities have used to house their treasures for time immemorial.
The Copper that is being held by the k̓awat̕si is one of the most sacred items that our families hold dear. it means many things, not least of which is a sign of wealth, prestige and power.
Finally, the Sisiutl is one of the most powerful crests and mythological creatures in the mythology of the Kwakwaka’wakw, it is a protector and can be a fierce warrior, in our logo it has embraced the k̓awat̕si and shows that it is ready to protect it from all who might try to do harm.
k’awat’si Economic Development General Partner Corporation – Realizing revenue, prosperity, skills and development for the community
The k’awat’si Economic Development General Partner Corporation (KEDC) was created in 2014 to capitalize on a strong desire by the community to grow opportunities. KEDC’s mandate is to investigate and realize revenue, prosperity, skills and development to the community. As a distinct entity, reporting to Chief and Council, KEDC is tasked with creating, operating and supporting businesses that will be profitable, environmentally sustainable and culturally significant, while simultaneously respecting the unique cultural values of the Gwa’sala ‘Nakwaxda’xw people.