Treaty Four Flag Raising
June 26, 2017
By Frank Flegel
Flags are symbols that tell something to all who look at them; a country, a person, an idea and while they snap in the wind atop a pole, most didn’t get there by someone simply attaching them to a rope and running them up to the top. There is a protocol that is followed in getting them up there and a protocol in how they are arranged. If there is more than one flag, such was the case on June 26 when the Treaty Four flag was raised in front of the newly opened Sacred Heart Community School.
The ceremony began at 9:00 a.m. with a pipe ceremony followed by several guest speakers who described the symbolism of the flag and the meaning of the symbols contained in the flag’s design.
Elder Dennis Omeasoo, an Ambassador for Treaty Six which encompasses most of Alberta, said the old ways are gone but the philosophies of that time remain. “It was based on spirituality and it had a military society.”...Read More