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Franco-Nunavois (Nunavut, Canada)

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[Franco-Nunavois flag]

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The flag of the Franco-Nunavois (this is the only site I found that use "Nunuavois" so its probably just a typo) from the "Atlas de la francophonie"

[note that the description is only present in the French version of the text, click on "français" to see it.]

Le drapeau franco–nunuavois (2002) arbore le bleu qui fait référence au ciel arctique et le blanc qui rappelle la neige, présente en abondance sur le territoire. La forme principale représente un igloo, et sous celui–ci, l'Inukshuk qui symbolise la présence humaine. À l'image de la francophonie canadienne et nunuavoise, la fleur de pissenlit résiste, par son entêtement, aux coups et s'adapte à son environnement. Souple, il se replie pour résister aux tempêtes, mais il redresse toujours la tête, fier d'être en vie.

Translation:

"The Franco-Nunavois flag (2002) bears blue that reference the arctic sky and white which recall the snow, abundantly present on the territory. The principal shape represent an igloo, and under this one, the inukshuk* which symbolise the human presence. in the image of the Canadian and Nunuavese francophone, the dandelion flower resist, by its stubbornness, assaults and adapt itself to its environment. Supple, it bend to resist storms, but always unbend its head, proud to be alive."

* the inukshuk is a traditional Inuit stone construct.

The logo is taken from the website of the Association des francophones du nunavut:

Note that the blue band is 4/9 of the height.

Although it doesn't bear a lys like other francophone flags, the colour blue in the other 2 territorial flags is said to be a link to it so this might have been on the mind of its creator.
Marc Pasquin, 6 May 2005