L’nu is the term the Mi’kmaq use for themselves, L’nuk is the plural term, meaning "human being" or "the people". Our L’nu design originates from ancient Mi’kmaq hieroglyphics found throughout Mi'kma'ki (Atlantic Canada), for example they can be found in stone carvings and clothing. The curves on the design represent the four stages of life, from birth, adolescence, adulthood and moving on to the spirit world. The Mi’kmaq held each stage with high importance and respect. Design created by Ricky Knockwood.