IPCA Knowledge Basket is more than a repository of information. It is a platform for collaborative learning, and a case study in meaningful Indigenous representation. Since it launched, it has grown into an active community, with thousands of people from across Canada accessing its knowledge and contributing their own and new users joining every week—and the design has even been recognized with a DNA Paris Design Award.
We took care throughout the process to maintain compliance with accessibility standards, and we remain committed to continuously improving the site’s accessibility and functionality. Based on client and user feedback, we are in the process of adding a search field and redesigning the resources section to allow users to view it without logging in, furthering our goal of an inclusive experience for all users regardless of their digital literacy or familiarity with technology.
The logo comprises the keystone species of buffalo, polar bear, salmon, and beaver nestled together with a human being on the Turtle’s back. Together they form a landscape symbolizing Mother Earth, the Sky world, the plant world, and the element of water. The human being in the middle serves as a reminder that we are all interconnected.