Koasek Traditional Band of the Sovereign Abenaki Nation Flag
After a few years of designing and redesigning, by 28 July 2011, our Tribal Logo and Nation flag was finally created. This image is copy written. Each symbol represents the following:
The green is considered the common Abenaki color.
The mountains represent the Green and White Mountains if this area.
The yellow tells that we are the peoples of the rising and first sun
The corn celebrates the 2006 return of our historic Abenaki corn by the Caley family who kept it safe for 250 years in its original state. They present it back to the Koasek Nation.
The Birchwood canoe represents our way of travel throughout all the rivers.
The Sturgeon was a source of food in past times when they were plentiful.
The "loon`s" mournful call to Gluscap/Glouscape
The whole earth was submerged, and but a few persons survived. They had taken refuge on the back of a turtle, who had reached so great an age that his shell was mossy, like the bank of a rivulet. ( this indicates the remnant of an ancient civilization) In this forlorn condition a loon flew that way, which they asked to dive and bring up land. He complied, but found no bottom. Then he flew far away, and returned with a small quantity of earth in his bill. Guided by him, the turtle swam to the place, where a spot of dry land was found. There the survivors settled and re-peopled the land. ( this indicates that a new civilization was formed out of an old place.) The Loon indicates a "clan symbol" or the representation of a particular people or tribe. This Loon clan/tribe, was sent out to find "new land" for the people of the old turtle (land) who were seeking an escape from, and, or a new direction/growth or freedom from oppression. The Loon clan in fact, is one of the first mentioned in the Abenaki/ Glouscape stories!
Though the Abenaki people all sprang from the Ash Tree, These three pines here represent and remind us of the last major "Cowasuck village" having been occupied by the people who called this village the "pine tree place.
Our paddles our tools of travel.
The grass grown in the meadows was the source of our sweet grass, medicines, herbs, and weaving materials.
Note: Credit for creation was the tribal council, Chief Brian Chenevert, Chief Nathan Pero, Chief Paul Bunnell, Ken Mortz, McAdam, Karen Mica, and donation from Jeff Hubbard.
If you want a flag you can contact Chief Paul Bunnell, Email: Bunnellloyalist@aol.com.