In June, the United Nations Declaration of Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) Committee revealed the new Indigenous Community Flag Plaza, located in the south section of Bayshore Park. Flags are on display from Aamjiwnaang, Kettle & Stony Point, and Walpole Island (Bkejwanong) First Nations. The outer ring of the flag plaza features the Medicine Wheel that embodies the Four Directions, as well as Father Sky, Mother Earth, and Spirit Tree.

There will be an Unveiling Ceremony on Saturday, September 25 starting at 3:00 p.m. at the Flag Plaza Site. Representatives from the local Indigenous Communities will participate in the Ceremony, which will include the raising of the three flags as well as a traditional drum song and dance.

Given the current COVID restrictions and to ensure we comply with the gathering limits, the ceremony will be by invitation only.  The ceremony will be livestreamed on the City of Sarnia’s Facebook Page to allow for members of the public to participate:

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For further information, please contact:

Brian White, Councillor or 519-464-2585

Candace Young, Chair of the UNDRIP Committee