Story Of The Flag
Well the Métis flag was actually the very first flag of Canada, because back in the old days when they used to fight, it was the union jack against the big star American flag. The Métis developed their flag mostly to identify themselves as to which trade company they worked for.
The infinity sign means “forever" or "forever gone.” So the Hudson Bay, this is what they used to do, the Hudson Bay used to have the red flag background, and that's how they’d identify, and the Northwest Company used the blue background, but both companies were mostly run by the Métis, the voyageurs, and fur buyers, and trappers and that kind of stuff.
The following stories are by Lyle Donald.
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