Métis, Treaty 7 flags raised in Calgary city council chambers

All member nations of Treaty 7 and the Métis Nation of Alberta Region 3 in City Council Chambers.

"All members have agreed that the seven Treaty 7 flags will be displayed in alphabetical order from right to left (Bearspaw Nation, Blood Tribe/Kainai Nation, Chiniki Nation, Piikani Nation, Siksika Nation, Tsuut'ina Nation and Wesley Nation) with the Métis Nation as the final flag"

 

 

The flags of all member nations of Treaty 7 and the Métis Nation of Alberta Region 3 are permanently on display Calgary city council chambers.

In August 2018, council adopted recommendations from the Calgary Aboriginal Urban Affairs Committee to add the flags.

"We live in a time of reconciliation, where new relationships between Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Canadians are being created based on mutual recognition of the past and mutual respect, today represents a sincere and mutual desire to forge a better future together through a process of truth and healing," said Mayor Nenshi.

All members have agreed that the seven Treaty 7 flags will be displayed in alphabetical order from right to left (Bearspaw Nation, Blood Tribe/Kainai Nation, Chiniki Nation, Piikani Nation, Siksika Nation, Tsuut'ina Nation and Wesley Nation) with the Métis Nation as the final flag.

“Hopefully this will demonstrate and convey to all peoples that come into the city of Calgary — to our territory — that we have a partnership, a strong historical partnership between the original inhabitants and the newcomers,”  Piikani First Nation Chief Stanley Grier.

 

 

 

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