Hundreds watch Treaty 4 flag raised in Fort Qu'Appelle
The Treaty 4 flag was raised in Fort Qu'Appelle
Published Saturday, September 15, 2012 5:33PM CST
Saturday was an historic day in the Qu'Appelle Valley, as hundreds gathered to watch the Treaty 4 flag as it was raised for good.
This will be the first time a town in Saskatchewan has raised the Treaty 4 flag, which shows respect for the Treaty 4 territory.
It was part of a fitting annual gathering, where every year the town of Fort Qu'appelle gathers for a parade, and pow wow.
The flag raising ceremony falls on the exact day Treaty 4 was signed in 1874, and now the flag flies permanently to remind residents about their heritage.
Fort Qu'Appelle mayor Ron Osika says it's quite fitting for the community.
"We are proud to be one of the first communities in Saskatchewan to do that. And rightly so, since we are the home of the Treaty 4 Governance Centre, we are the home of the Treaty 4 territory where the Treaty 4 was signed in 1874 and we are thrilled about it.”