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by Antonio Martins
The flag consists entirely of a landscape scene, mainly light blue, featuring a river mouth (canting flag, vd. meaning of the name), a tent, a moored canoe, a setting sun and some vegetation (no horizontal line is visible, the water and sky mixing together). Across the bottom, in black serif (face: Times New Roman) letters, the inscription: "Hamlet of Tulita 'Where the Waters Join'".
Tulita (meaning "where the waters meet"; former name: Fort Norman), with a population of 450 (as of 1996), is located at 64°54'N lat. and 125°34'W long., on on the east bank of the Great Bear River where it meets the Mackenzie River. Local languages are North Slavey and English, and the community belongs to the electoral district land claim area of Sahtu.
Antonio Martins, 2 July 2000