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Confirmation of the blazon of a Badge
January 15, 2009
Vol. V, p. 412
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Argent three maple leaves on one stem Gules surmounted in base by two hands clasped in fess, that to the dexter of an Iroquois wearing a bracelet of bear claws, that to the sinister of a European proper;
HAND ON HAND;
The hands commemorate the meeting between Chief Donnacona and Jacques Cartier at Stadacona (now Quebec City). The three maple leaves are from the arms of Canada and indicate that the name “Canada” came from the Iroquoian word “Kenneta”, meaning “habitation”.