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by Antonio Martins
Unequal triband of light blue, white and light blue charged on the white area with a local badge. This consists of a traditionally crafted frame drum, charged with an emblem containing an elk's head an native's head, both facing the hoist, and the Sun setting over a mountain and river lanscape. Bellow it the lettering "Den Gáh Got.ìe. Ko.e." (acute over the "a", grave over the "i", ogonek bellow the "e"s and "o"). Arched all around the whole badge, the lettering "Incorporated Hamlet of Fort Providence".
Fort Providence, with a population of 748 (as of 1996), was formerly called by the traditional name of Zhahti Koe (meaning "mission house") and is located at 61°21'N lat. and 117°39'W long., on the source of the Mackenzie (flowing from the Great Slave Lake). Local languages are South Slavey and English, and the community belongs to the electoral district of Deh Cho and to the land claim area of Deh Cho Treaty 11.
Antonio Martins, 25 June 2000