We Are All Treaty People

Treaty 4 Flag Raising Ceremony

  • Published - 17/01/2014
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  • Posted By - OTC
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For the first time in Canadian history, a First Nations flag was permanently raised in front of a government building. The Treaty 4 flag was raised on Friday, October 14th, 2011 in front of Queen Elizabeth II Court (Regina's City Hall).

Background

The Treaty 4 flag was the vision of the late Elder Gordon Oakes who wanted the people of Treaty 4 territory to have a flag to fly alongside the Canada, Saskatchewan and municipal flags. Gordon believed in the need to share the land, the resources and most importantly to share the understanding of the teachings.

In May 2011, Regina City Council approved a report to fly the Treaty 4 flag in front of Regina CIty Hall. This decision was the culmination of several years of discussion, consultation and relationship building with the First Nations community. This event is of historical significance as the City of Regina is the first Canadian municipality to permanently raise a First Nations flag.

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