Beginning tomorrow, Friday June 11, 2021, the City of Corner Brook will permanently display the Mi’kmaq Grand Council Flag in the atrium of City Hall. This flag has been hand made by local artist Jenny Brake, with Sealskin details of the star and moon. Due to COVID-19 restrictions the ceremony will be limited to invited guests. We do however encourage the general public and media to join us at 10:00 a.m. via live stream at www.facebook.com/cityofcornerbrook.
Mayor Parsons and City Council will be joined by Andrew Furey, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, Chief Dr. Mi’sel Joe, Miawpukek First Nation, Chief Brendan Mitchell, Qalipu First Nation, Gudie Hutchings, Member of Parliament for Long Range Mountains, Yvonne Jones, Member of Parliament for Labrador, Dr. Vianne Timmons, President of Memorial University, Dr. Jeff Keshen, outgoing Vice-President of Grenfell Campus, and Dr. Ian Sutherland, incoming Vice-President of Grenfell Campus. The flag’s display comes ahead of National Indigenous Peoples’ Day, June 21, as part of a full day of ceremonies and discussions to dedicate the Memorial to Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women which is now located at the Majestic Lawn.
“Today marks another important milestone for the City of Corner Brook as we continue along our journey of recognition of our indigenous heritage and reconciliation with our Mi’kmaq brothers and sisters. Having the Mi’kmaq Grand Council Flag hang in the heart of our City Hall will be a permanent reminder that we are an indigenous community and our City government values and supports our special bond with Qalipu First Nation.”
- Mayor Jim Parsons
City of Corner Brook
Office: (709) 637-1662
Cell: (709) 632-8113