This wonderful organization needed a website where their members could access information, and Métis Region 5 could provide timely updates. They also needed embedded social media.
As far as graphic designs go, this logo remains one of our favourites! It was our pleasure to donate the logo to this worthy organization.
We worked together with the client to produce clear and informative writing using plain language principles. This included adding space between text, attractive graphics and design, and using fonts and colours that are easy to view.
Every organization needs branding! We began developing a brand for Métis Region 5 that includes colours, their logo, and background designs that reflect the beautiful Métis culture.
When we began working on this project, Métis Region 5 didn’t have a social media presence. Because many of their members are comfortable with Facebook, we set up their Facebook page and made sure members could easily access it. This is now a go-to resource for information.
Region 5 is one of six regions represented by the Métis Nation of Alberta. The region covers the northwest (Slave Lake) portion of Alberta. They serve Métis of all ages with programs, services, supports, and strong advocacy for Métis rights.
This organization wanted to better reach out to their members and show their services. But, since the website and Facebook page were built over COVID, we had to get creative about how we collaborated and remain flexible as the organization prioritized meeting their member’s needs.
First websites like this one can be a challenge as clients begin to clarify what they want to look like and what they want to say. We enjoyed the challenge of working together to realize their goals!
This website needed to be culturally appropriate and also reflect the uniqueness of this organization and its people. It was important to include images like fiddles and the Métis sash (the sash in the hero image at the top of the homepage belongs to one of the members).
Saltmedia’s owner, Angie Saltman, was very proud to work with her own nation on this website
Members of Métis Region 5 now have easy access to information and services through the website and Facebook page. Whenever needed, the organization can update their content, so information is always at their member’s fingertips.
Saltmedia Inc operates on the traditional territory of Treaty 8 in what is now known as Grande Prairie. We value the First Nations, Métis, and Inuit who lived and cared for this land long before Canada was founded, and we recognize that it is a privilege to operate our business here.
Our Prince George site operates on the traditional territory of the Lheidli T’enneh.
We are grateful to the Elders and Knowledge Keepers who are with us today, and those who’ve gone before us.