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Fond du Lac flag will be represented at Cloquet school events

"The reason why we're really doing this is so that we can continue to help each other out and to remember to respect one another."

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Cloquet School Board member Nate Sandman thanks the Fond du Lac Veterans Committee and Honor Guard for attending Monday nights meeting and delivering the Fond du Lac flag. Andee Erickson / Pine Journal

The Cloquet School Board formerly accepted a Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Flag at Monday night's board meeting.

The Fond du Lac Veterans Committee and Honor Guard presented the flag that will stand at the Cloquet High School and be used at school events such as graduations.

Nenaaw (Charlie) Smith of Bapashkominitig (Cloquet) gave a speech following a couple songs performed by the Cedar Creek drum group.

Smith said the flag represents that the Anishinaabe are very much part of the community.

"The reason why we're really doing this is so that we can continue to help each other out and to remember to respect one another to remember that we both exist here as Anishinaabe and just as human beings," Smith said. "Migwiich."

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Previously, the Cloquet High School had a state and American flag.

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Cedar Creek drum group sang two songs at the start of Monday night's Cloquet School Board meeting. Andee Erickson / Pine Journal

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