Flags of Canada: Métis to Lou-Ann Neel…

the-metis-flag-dates-from-1816-and-is-the-oldest-patriotic-flag-indigenous-to-canada-the-figure-of-eight-symbolizes-infinity1Métis flag, 1816

800px-flag_of_the_patriote_movement_lower_canada-svgPatriote movement, Lower Canada, 19th century

the-red-ensign-canada-official-flag-from-the-1890s-till-1965-sometimes-the-union-jack-was-flown-instead1Altered Red Ensign, Canada’s flag from the 1890s till 1965

canadas-national-flag_a-young-flag-it-was-designed-in-1965Canada’s current flag, designed in 1964, adopted in 1965

flag-of-the-iroquois-confederacy_1980sFlag of the Iroquois Confederacy, 1980s

native-pride-canadian-flag-from-1990s_from-kahnawake2Native Pride flag from Kahnawake, 1990s

flag-of-the-haida-peopleFlag of the Haida People

nunavut-flag_1999Nunavut, Canada’s newest territory, 1999

zp_an-imaginative-re-design-of-the-canada-flag-by-mulidzas-curtis-wilson-native-artist-from-campbell-river-b-c2Mulidzas Curtis Wilson of Campbell River, B.C.: an imaginative re-design of Canada’s national flag

LouAnn Neel_ReDesign of Canadas National FlagLou-Ann Neel’s re-design of Canada’s national flag…

She writes:
“I originally created this design to express how I see this country we call ‘Canada’. Canada is often referred to as a ‘mosaic or tapestry of multiculturalism’, and for me, as a textile artist, I thought it would be fitting to take the idea of a tapestry and the flag of Canada, and apply my own cultural and artistic practices to it.
I transformed the iconic Maple Leaf into a Raven. I chose Raven because he is known in many of our legends as a Transformer, a Messenger and a Trickster. I thought this would be an interesting and intentional use of symbols to challenge our thinking around the body politic and its intentions.”

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“Lest We Forget…”