Town recognizes Métis Culture Week with flag-raising ceremony – battlefordsNOW
Mar 27, 2023
A number of events are planned in the Battlefords to celebrate Métis Culture Week which runs from March 27 to April 1.
The week was launched with a flag-raising ceremony Monday outside Battleford Town Hall.
“We put it up earlier last year. But we needed a new one, and they had a new flag change,” Mayor Ames Leslie told battlefordsNOW. “Local president Bill Kennedy [Western Region 1A, Métis Nation – Saskatchewan], a group of members of the local chapter, and an Elder came by, and we put it up. It’s just a continual relationship that we are working on to improve our relations with the Métis people in our community, and partake in a few more festivities of their week here as well.”
Doug Laing, acting as Deputy Mayor, and councillors Judy Pruden and Shelley Boutin-Gervais took part in the flag-raising event on behalf of town council.
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