1992

The Franco-Ténois flag is hoisted for the first time in the Northwest Territories

Mostly sky blue, the flag depicts a curved base with a polar bear looking at a symbol that is half fleur-de-lis and half snowflake.

The white field symbolizes snow and the blue background represents the community’s French heritage. The curve represents the 60th parallel, above which the Territories are located, close to the North Pole. The polar bear is a symbol of freedom and nature in the spacious North. The snowflake and the fleur-de-lis represent the French-speaking community and its northern roots.