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Hay River, Northwest Territories


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[Hay River]
by Antonio Martins

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Hay River

Unequal triband of dark blue, white and dark blue charged on the white area with a local badge. This consists of a stylized blue wheel with eight radials, charged with a black "H". Above and around it a stylized depiction of aurora borealis in blue and yellow and a black and white spear point pointing upwards as in a compass rose. Below and around the wheel, black lettering "Hub of the north".

This flag seems to represent the town of Hay River as well as the Hay River Reserve, though these two communities seem to belong to different electoral districts.

Hay River, with a population of 3864 (as of 1996; 253 on Hay River Reserve), was formerly called by the traditional name of Xatl'o Deh (meaning precisely "Hay River") and is located at 6061'N lat. and 11544'W long., on the south shore of Great Slave Lake on the mouth of the Hay River. Local languages are South Slavey, Chipewya and English, and the community belongs to the electoral districts of Hay River North and Hay River South and to the land claim area of Deh Cho Treaty 11.


Antonio Martins, 27 June 2000