Buy Online - Treaty No.6 Territory Flag
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This is an official Treaty No. 6 Flag. FlagMart Canada provides this Treaty #6 Territory Flag to a number of Schools, First Nations Groups, Government and other organizations across Western Canada.
Detailed Treaty Six Territory Flag Product Description
Treaty #6 Territory Flag represents the treaty made between 50 Nations and the Crown, including Cree, Saulteaux, Nakota and Dene Peoples. Over 2000 first nations people came to witness the original signing at Fort Carlton in 1876. The treaty was also signed at Fort Pitt a few months later. Additional signings occurred in 1877-1882, 1889, 1950-1956. Adhesions were signed in 1877, 1944, 1950.
The Treaty 6 Territory flag is sometimes also known as the Onion Lake Treaty 6 flag. It consists of the Treaty 6 medal atop the Union Jack, sandwiched between the words "Treaty No. 6 Territory"
The Union Flag, commonly known as the Union Jack, is the flag of the United Kingdom and is known by law in Canada as the Royal Union Flag. The flag combines the crosses of England, Ireland and Scotland: the red cross on a white background known as Saint George’s Cross, and two x-shaped crosses, the red saltire of Saint Patrick, and the white saltire of Saint Andrew.
In 1876 when Treaty Six was affirmed between First Nations and the Crown, each Chief who was a signatory to the Treaty was given, among other items, a Union Jack Flag and a Treaty Six Medal.
The symbols on the Treaty Medallion, the sun, the grass and the water echo and symbolize their expected continuity, “… that this Treaty is to last for as long as the Sun shines, the Grass grows and the Rivers flow;” that is, indefinitely.
To honor and pay homage to this relationship, a song was composed in the early 1900s. [You can hear the song performed by Alberta’s great “Northern Cree” drum group on Youtube at:
Perfect to fly to honour the Treaty Number Six Territory on which you stand. Great for Schools, Government organizations etc. Great for the classroom as a teaching aid.
At FlagMart Canada, we are happy to customize your order or help you to amend it to fit your needs. For other sizes or materials, please reach out via the contact us link.
A free resource for schools flying the Inuit, treaty 6, treaty 7, treaty 8, or metis flags.
Information Cross-posted from http://creeliteracy.org/2013/09/12/tyrone-tootoosis-sr-on-the-treaty-six-flag/ with permission. Written by: Tyrone Tootoosis Sr
Initial image located by Vanja Poposki, 21 August 2012 - https://www.crwflags.com/fotw/flags/ca_trty6.html