The Joint Secretariat (JS) logo was designed in 1987 shortly after the Joint Secretariat was established in Inuvik, Northwest Territories.
The three corners of the triangle represent the three groups of people that the JS works with, the Inuvialuit, the territorial governments and the federal government.
Muskox and charr were included to represent the wildlife and fish, which are managed by the Inuvialuit Game Council and other Inuvialuit Final Agreement organizations. The muskox was chosen because it is typically an arctic terrestrial animal (it was also an attractive choice because it is an animal other than a polar bear which it seems everyone else uses in or as their logo!). The charr was chosen due to its importance to the Inuvialuit communities.
The blue waves represent water and the white background represents ice and snow, which are primary elements of the environment within the Inuvialuit Settlement Region.