Change the Canadian flag to reflect Indigenous roots

Change the Canadian flag to reflect Indigenous roots

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First of all, this flag is way cooler than our current flag. Secondly, it looks enough like the current flag that other countries won't get too confused by this change. Most importantly, nothing would be a greater recognition (i.e. "the truth" part in "truth and reconciliation") of the history of Indigenous peoples on this land than to change the national flag to represent that fact.

Explanation of the symbolism of the flag from its creator, Indigenous Canadian artist Mulidzas-Curtis Wilson (http://www.curtiswilson.ca/):

"The two designs on the red side bands are K’utala-Salmon. Salmon seemed the perfect way to convey the importance of family, friendships, and strength in numbers.

There are as many types of people living here in Canada as there are types of salmon. I would like see us coming together in the future, not only my First Nations people, but all of Canada.

Salmon are known for dependability and renewal. Kwakwaka’wakw people think of them as a provider and a symbol of fertility and good health. The salmon is the source of life for our people and we depend upon the salmon as our main food source in the past, present, and hopefully the future.

The design within the maple leaf is a head of a killer whale in the shape of an oval. The killer whale head is surrounded by some traditional use designs called split “U” shapes."

From Indigenous Peoples Resources website: "The Canadian Native Flag was designed by Kwakwaka’wakw artist Curtis Wilson. His design for the flag is meant to represent First Nations in Canada to the public. We hope this flag brings a better understanding of the First Nations of our country and a vision for a unified Canada that still revels in its diversity."

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