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Treaty 6 Territory Flag Raising - October 25th

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Today marked a significant historical gesture, signifying the relationship between First Nations, the Métis community and the City of Saskatoon, as the Treaty Six flag and Métis Nation flags were proudly raised at City Hall.

The celebration, planned in conjunction with the City of Saskatoon, Office of the Treaty Commissioner and Métis Nation-SK, symbolized treaty relevance and Aboriginal inclusion in Saskatoon. In fall 2013, the City approved a report to fly the flags alongside the Canadian, provincial and municipal flags outside city hall, representing several years of relationship building with First Nations and Métis communities.

Guests heard about the importance of community inclusion and treaty significance from Tribal Chief Felix Thomas, FSIN Chief Perry Bellegarde, Onion Lake Chief Wallace Fox, Mayor Don Atchison, Métis Nation President Robert Doucette, and Treaty Commissioner George Lafond. Special guests included Leutenant Governor Vaughn Solomon Schofield, Kansas K. Begaye, Miss Indian World, Miss FSIN, and Chief Superintendent of the RCMP Brenda Butterworth-Carr. Past Treaty Commissioners were honoured with treaty medallions and gifts.

As part of the festivities, guests enjoyed musical entertainment by First Nations and Métis musicians and dancers and traditional Métis soup and bannock was provided by CUMFI. Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal guests joined to close the colorful and memorable event with a round dance.