Permanent Installation of Treaty 8 and Métis Flags
April 11, 2019
In late March the Town of Peace River added the flags of the Treaty 8 First Nations and the Métis Nation to Town Council chambers later. The moment was commemorated with a pipe ceremony.
The installation of these flags was the result of our partnership with the Peace River Aboriginal Interagency on the development of an Indigenous Outreach Strategy that addresses the National Truth and Reconciliation Committee recommendations.
In addition to installing the flags in Council Chambers, the committee has also recommended that the Town install the Treaty 8 and Métis flags along with the Canadian, Albertan, and Peace River flags in a public location in the community. These recommendations came as the result of consultations with Indigenous Elders from the community and region, the committee heard of the importance to recognize the involvement of our Indigenous peoples to the development of our community. Raising the flags of both Treaty 8 and Métis Nations is an opportunity to engage the community towards recognition and reconciliation. The flags will be located near Riverfront Park and the Third Mission, they will be raised for the first time on June 21.