is believed by some that the the interpretation of petroglyphs
show that prior to European colonization, the Mi'kmaq Nation
used a seven point star to represent their seven traditional
land districts now known as the Maritimes Provinces. At the
time of signing Peace Treaties with the British, the Mi'kmaq
Nation added an eigth point to represent relations with the
British Crown; thus the creation of the eight point star.
Others believe the eight point star represents the four directions,
North, South, East and West, and all those in between. The four
colors, Red, Yellow, Black and White represents the four Nations
of the world.
believe however, that the eight points represents togetherness
with all Nations and is a reminder to respect the Creator and
matter what the belief of some may be, today the eight point
star remains symbolic to the Mi'kmaq Nation and its colors of
Red, White, Yellow and Black.