Algonquin flags fly inside German ambassador’s residence alongside Germany, Canada

Walk into the foyer of the German ambassador’s residence in Ottawa you will see three flags.

Todd Lamirande
APTN National News

Walk into the foyer of the German ambassador’s residence in Ottawa you will see three flags.

Germany, Canada and the Algonquin flag.

The residence, like the rest of the city of Ottawa sits on unceded Algonquin territory.

And the German Ambassador wanted to acknowledge that.

“We are well aware that there are people who have been here forever,” said Ambassador Werner Wnendt. “And I always wanted to honour them, to tell them how grateful we are that we can be here with you.”

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Todd Lamirande is Red River Metis. Todd first joined APTN in 2000 as a writer - researcher. He went on to be a videojournalist based in Vancouver. Todd has hosted three programs for APTN News and Current Affairs: the national news, Investigates and Nation to Nation.