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Nisga'a Nation (Canada)

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[Nisga'a Nation flag] contributed by Valentin Poposki, 30 October 2005
Source: Nisga'a Lisims Government

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The Indian Nisga'a Nation has had autonomy within British Colombia since May 2000. The flag, The result of a public competition won by Lloyd McDames and Peter McKay, was adopted on April 24, 2001. Red, white, and black are the traditional Nisga'a colors. The circle in the white stripe represents a rainbow. The hayatskw, a copper shield, symbolizes the history of the Nisga'a Nation.

Capital: New Aiyansh
Area (sq. km): 2,000
Population: 5,500

source: Illustrated Guide to Flags by Jos Poels 2003 PRC Publishing Ltd. Geoff Haley, 17 June 2004


The badge appears to have been granted subsequent to the flag's adoption: on 15 June 2004 and blazoned in the Public Register of Arms, Flags and Badges of Canada as:

The Hayatskw emblem, namely a Nisga'a copper Argent charged in chief with a beaver embellished Sable and Gules voided of the field.
Phil Nelson, 30 October 2005