Above all else, The Centre for Response Based Practice’s approach is straight-forward and considers the full context of people’s lives and circumstances. We understand people of all ages and backgrounds can be faced with violence, oppression and adversity. The dignity of all should be respected and protected.
The logo below, called “Speak” is an original design by Northwest Coast First Nations artist, Maynard Johnny Jr., from the Coast Salish and Kwakwaka’wakw tribe. It depicts four faces sharing the same mouth, to signify the importance of communication between a couple, in a family or community, and in society as a whole. Space to “Speak” freely is key to solving any problem, big or small.
Maynard Johnny Jr. (b. 1973) is primarily a self-taught artist who has been studying and working since the age of seventeen. He has been inspired by many NWC artists, and particularly admires Robert Davidson, the late great Art Thompson, and Mark Henderson.
To learn more about the art of Maynard Johnny Jr., go to www.facebook.com/salishman