The Treaty 6 and Métis Nation flags were raised at Macewan University’s City Centre campus Wednesday.

The flags were raised in a ceremony Wednesday afternoon, outside the downtown campus.

“Permanently raising the Treat 6 and Métis Nation flags on our campus demonstrates our Indigenous community’s historical role in our region,” Deborah Saucier, Macewan University president said in a statement. “This is meant to signify that we are equal partners as we move forward with the recommendations from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission report.”

In August and September, 1876, Treaty 6 was signed by Cree, Assiniboine and Ojibwa leaders, along with representatives of the Crown, at Fort Carlton and Fort Pitt in Saskatchewan.

The Métis Nation of Alberta has been an advocate for the Métis people of Alberta since its inception in 1928.