First documented around 1814 in Canada, The Metis were a “combined Nation” of 7 Native Tribes, French and English Settlers. Still in existence, They prefer to be known as “The First Nation”. Scattered over most of Canada, The Metis also settled into Northern America (Minnesota, Michigan and Montana). This was due to the resulting spike in the 18th Century Fur Trapping/Trade. Resisting Canadian Authority, The Metis became resistance fighters. They were given their National Flag (as a gift), by a member of The Northwest Trading Company. The flag is described as being flown in two colors. Red or blue (with no true account for why). In the center of the flag is the white symbol of “Infinity” (symbolizing the continued life of The Metis). The blue version is used most today.