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Kingsville raises flag to recognize Indigenous Peoples Day


Kingsville Mayor Nelson Santos, Deputy Mayor Gord Queen, and Councillor Larry Patterson raise the Caldwell First Nation flag to recognize Indigenous Peoples Day.

by Sylene Argent

On Friday, the Town of Kingsville raised a flag at its municipal building in honour of National Indigenous People’s Day, which is meant to recognize the unique heritage, diverse cultures, and outstanding contributions of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples.

  The Caldwell First Nation donated the flag to the Town of Kingsville for occasions like this one.

“Today, we are raising this ceremonial flag to celebrate Indigenous heritage, art, and culture, and to recognize the important contributions that Indigenous peoples have made to Canada,” Mayor Nelson Santos said.

  “We’re very proud to demonstrate appreciation and respect for our Indigenous community members,” Santos stated.

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