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image provided by Principal Chief C.J. Blackwolf Thunders with a Heart MacDonald, 12 June 2020
This flag was created and adopted in 2020. Each of the seven colors represents the seven directions of the Cherokee. This design (an original) was thoroughly researched for accuracy. Here are the descriptions including Cherokee definitions:
Yellow: da-lo-ni-ge - ᏓᎶᏂᎨ
Yellow represents above.
Blue: sa-go-ne-ge - ᏌᎪᏂᎨ
Blue is north and it represents difficulties and challenges.
Red: gi-ga-ge - ᎩᎦᎨ
Red is east and represents the rising sun, success, and triumph.
Green: i-tse-i-yu-s-di - ᏌᎪᏂᎨ
Green represents now, in the present.
White: u-ne-ga - ᎤᏁᎦ
White is south and represents peace and happiness.
Black: gv-ni-ge - ᎬᎿᎨ
Black is west and represents death and endings.
Brown: u-wo-di-ge - ᎤᏬᏗᎨ
Brown represents below.
The center star: no-qui-si ᏃᏈᏏ & Seven Clans: ga-li-quo-gi tsu-ni-yv-wi ᎦᎵᏉᎩ ᏧᏂᏴᏫ.
Wolf - (a-ni-wa-ya),
Deer - (a-ni-a-ha-wi),
Bird - (a-ni-tsi-s-qua),
Longhair - (a-ni-gi-lo-hi),
Wild Potato - (a-ni-go-da-ge-wi),
Blue - (a-ni-sa-ho-ni),
Paint - (a-ni-wo-di). with seven points represents each of the seven clans and the seven directions.
Rope: s-de-yi -dv ᏍᏕᏱᏛ
Represents family ties and our unbroken connectedness, never ending, always together.
The circle: ga-so-qua-lv ᎦᏐᏆᎸ
Represents our connectedness to each other and the circle of life we are all connected to.
The center fire: Fire: a-tsi-lv ᎠᏥᎸ
Represents our connectedness to the Great Spirit: e-qua a-da-nv-do ᎡᏆ ᎠᏓᏅᏙ
The invisible star: Ghost: a-ni-tsa-s-gi-li ᎠᏂᏣᏍᎩᎵ
Represents those who have left us, those who have returned to the Great Spirit
Principal Chief C.J. Blackwolf Thunders with a Heart MacDonald, 12 June 2020