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A photo flag of the Metis Nation of British Columbia, Canada it is here
Valentin Poposki, 12 May 2006
The flag is based on the British Columbia provincial flag, with a flag diagonally divided Red/Blue and bearing the "infinity" sign replacing the Union Jack. There is a Red River Cart and a silhouette of mountains in front of the sun.
The Red River Cart
is a traditional vehicle of the Metis from the Red River
area, now Manitoba.
Dean McGee, 12 May 2006
image by Maqtewekpaqtism
image contributed by Valentin Poposki, 9 April 2006
Source: Confederacy of Nova Scotia Metis
The Confederacy of Nova Scotia Métis flag
incorporates the infinity symbol with respect. It is designed after the wampum
belts which were used to seal Treaties between First Nations and with European
and Colonial governments. The figures represent the joining of cultures which
now represent our Métis People.
reported by Maqtewekpaqtism
In the Constitution of MNS is stated that "our people occupy
our Ancestral Territory, currently known as southern
Canada, the United States, northern Mexico, and their
Valentin Poposki, 5 April 2006
The flag is at <http://www.geocities.com/metisnation/laws.html>.
According to their website, this group is a broader group than the group
commonly known as the "Metis". They seem to include all people of mixed Native
American with European or even African ancestry; this includes the Mestizos of
Mexico, which (if I understand correctly) is the majority of Mexicans.
Dean McGee, 6 April 2006