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by David Kendall
A few days ago I saw this "flag" on the back of a tour bus at the
Manitoba Legislature, the tour bus indicated that it was from the Peguis First
Nation, a native reserve in central Manitoba. It looks like it could very well
be the flag of the reserve. I have no idea of the colour symbolism - I can guess
that the red circle stands for the people, but that's about it.
David Kendall - 09 April 1999
As I understand it, the significance of the flag is in reference to the treaties...
Yellow = As long as the sun shines
Green = As long as the grass grows
Blue = As long as the rivers flow
Red = people
Shirley Malcolm, 20 March 2000
The three colors represent the signing of the treaties and how long the treaties would last.
Yellow stands for as long as the sun shines.
Green stands for as long as the grass grows
Blue stands for as long as the river flows
the red circle represents the circle of life and the red people (aboriginal) the lines separating the colors represents the two nations that signed the treaties and that neither would try to dominate the other.
Anonymous, 23 March 2000