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Fort McPherson, Northwest Territories


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[Fort McPherson]
by Antonio Martins

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Fort McPherson

White flag with large local badge on it (I'm not sure whether the badge is used somewhere else besides the flag). This badge is roughly circular and displays centrally a moose against a landscape of green forest, white river and mountain skylight, and golden setting sun, all above the lettering "Fort McPherson Hamlet", in black sans capitals (face: Optima). A golden scroll arched above all reads "Tetlit'Zheh" in red sans capitals, and a second scroll, bellow, reads <> in white sans capitals on red.

Fort McPherson, with a population of 878 (as of 1996), is also known as Teet'lit Zhen (meaning "at the head of the waters" -- alternative spelling on the flag?) and is located at 6726'N lat. and 13453'W long., on the east bank of the Peel River. Local languages are Gwich'in and English, and the community belongs to the electoral district of Mackenzie-Delta and to land claim area of Gwich'in.
Antonio Martins, 3 July 2000