Treaty 6 flag will fly at Wetaskiwin City Hall

Treaty 6 history honoured with flag ceremony

In honouring its heritage and history, as it sits on on Treaty 6 land, the City of Wetaskiwin will permanently fly the Treaty 6 flag at city hall.

A flag raising ceremony is set for Sept. 25, beginning at 10 a.m.

“It’s the 140th anniversary of Chief Bobtail signing an adhesion to Treaty 6. Adhesion, you’re signing as if you were there originally,” said City of Wetaskiwin mayor Bill Elliot.

“It was signed at Blackfoot Crossing, where Siksika Nation is now,” he added.

The Treaty 6 Flag Raising Ceremony will commence with the singing of O’ Canada, then move to an honour song with a drum group, Elliot will give a mayor’s speech, followed by dignitary speeches, the blessing of the flag, then the raising of the flag, and a flag song by the drum group.

The ceremony will close with a blanket presentation to the Maskwacis Chiefs and Councils.

“We’re doing this to honour Treaty 6. It’s another step towards reconciliation,” said Elliot.

The City of Wetaskiwin would like to take this opportunity to show its appreciation to its neighbour Maskwacis.

“It (Treaty 6 flag) will fly in perpetuity at City Hall to pay respect to the fact we’re on Treaty 6 land,” said Elliot.

amelia.naismith@pipestoneflyer.ca

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