This Logo should remained as a symbol for Eastern Jikäny, Latjor community of the Sobat Region. The following are the definitions of EJLC. It has been proposed since 2000 that this logo is to stands for sobat people (Neeï Latjor) and as reminder of Jikäny Journey in their history as well as cultural values that our forefather had been struggle for it throughout. this Jikäny symbol is to be recognized in our presence and the next. It will makes us feel as we are all part of the history, even in our own identities. It is the first. Eastern Nuer, Symbols. Be adopted, to symbolizing the historical facts of GaatGanKiir sections in the eastern as well as in western part of the Nile.
Blue Heron has been accepted to become the Eastern Jikäny Official Bird It has been being proposed in the Latjor Logo for the first time in the Jikäny history. In this generations and others future generations. are all to be part of the Jikäny true symbols, it included everyone of us living in the East Nile.
1. Blue Heron: Is the key symbol for Eastern Jikäny Latjor Sobat Region. Will first, appeared to this the Latjor logo as even the Jikäny unify flag .We will see Blue Heron, Ngöök Ngok, the nick name is (Bany-Yiël Pëët), is to reminding to all Jikäny Dr) or Doar that Blue heron, is to remain as our Official Bird. It was this bird that rescued the Jikäny exodus at Waath Ngöök.
Blue heron, is a guiding signed of the Jikäny migration at that time. It had helped to shows them the waters is too shallow to crossed. The birth be placed in the middle of the where the waters appeared. The big bird standing in the middle of the river waters and looking at the east wards directions where the morning sunrise appeared at Waath Ngöök,(Terekeka,)ten mails away from Melute. This blue heron is the sign that showed our ancestors the ways, how to crossed the Nile river.
2. The Twin Sister Girls: These twine girls were offering as a sacrifice to Buk at Waath Ngök. Buk is the god of the water. The offering of the twins helped Latjor and his people to see the big birds land down in the early morning into the waters.
As a result, it became as a guiding signed immediately followed the twins offering into the water, when this bird land down in the middle of the river, all the people were watching it kept walking side by side to shown the Jikäny that the river was too swallowed for them to crossed.
Twins stand as symbol for Jikäny, that had been the last sacrifices at Waath Ngok for Jikäny migration after the girl who has been given to the Shilluk king by Latjor to allowed Jikäny to passed through.
3. Koat Liic: The tree where man was born, you are going to see it above. The most important here, it has been thought that the helped had been sent from God of Ciëng Naath to helped the Jikäny Latjor. The helped is that big bird. Again this tree represent the claimed of many Nuer, where man was born. Look at the picture. Here the glimpse of the earth's morning sun in the Lice land areas. The tree will felt us with the sense of origins of the Nuer myths on our ancient landscape, since 11th century. This is to make us memories the original home land where all the Nuer originated under it, except kiir himself, according to old Nuer traditional history. It is a sign of memorizing, which is important here.
4. Red Circle in the middle: Its to symbolize the name Jikäny, meaning (Ji- känyä Cääng).The rising sun people. This is where our name Jikäny had been derive from.
Because Kiir, was found floating on the confluence of Bahr el Jebel and Bahr el Gazelle a round Lake No. After that he has been repeatedly wondering around in the bush where he had endured hardship in his life time. as a result, Kiir came from east through Bahrel Jebel, in 14th century. Red is also to stands for both Western Jikäny.(Jikäny Cië) Cieng and Eastern Jikäny (Jikäny Dr) Doar in addition, red color may represented the martyrs who lost their life on their way during the Jikäny immigrations journey as well as after the occupation of the east.
5. The Blue color: The Blue color symbolize both the Nile waters where Jikäny crossed and the Sobat waters which is being formed at it confluence by its two main head streams the Baro and Pibor, on the Ethiopia boarder, southeast of Nasir Town. Water includes others head streams Which flown from the Ethiopia mountains too. And also Waters represented the primary natural resources during the Jikäny journey.
6. Yellow color: Yellow color, represented the landscape of the swamp vegetation such as tall grasses. Its also stands for the rich, savanna land where we found all kinds of wildlife?s as well as the vast areas of grassy lands in all over the eastern Nuer.
7. Black color: This color represented the land and its people as one of the culturally diverse then the rest of the southern districts. Its also be found at the tail of the flag. The above, approve by the board, always be seen in the Latjor Dream website. To tell you the truth, I may be big enough to reach all of you and small enough to convince everyones to joint the eastern Nuer or by the changes we have made.
Silence that speaks even better than words, is welcome. Its a Wisdoms of the founder as true visions to this generation. I believe everyones of us is struggling to promote peace. Together we can find it.
This office in Kuäny-Bol-Miëër, Headquarters setup a new standards for moving a head to the general of GaatGanKiir families with the thinkable programs to educated ourselves with the history, thought to be helping community. Elders and intellectual educated community's are requested to involved at any time they wish to be in.
I am now conclude and saying thanks you for the great role we had plays. There is (An African proverbs), that says It takes a whole village to raised a child. It takes time for the leaders to meet the goals. This proverb is calling us to unite and shared our instinctive ability to praise Latjor Dream, your urgent assistance may be needed to all Eastern Jikäny communities.
By, Bol Bol Ruei Bol
President of Latjor Dream
Tel: 207 774 1348