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image by Alexander Baretich,
16 September 2011
image by Alexander Baretich,
8 August 2004
Cascadia, an area that slops over the Canadian border into British Columbia and beyond in some definitions, has several competing flags.
The concept of Cascadia has been around for a few years, but only so far as an idea for engendering cross-border co-operation, not as a sovereigntist movement.
Kevin O'Grady, 24 November 2000
I have seen some four or five different proposals for a Cascadia flag (each linked to a different concept of Cascadia, at least detailwise).
Antonio Martins, 26 November 2000
I have been meaning to submit my version of a Cascadian flag for several years. It is a simple flag of tree colors (blue, white and green) with a conifer tree in the middle. I came up with it when I was living in Hungary and was homesick for Cascadia in 1994. The blue represents sky and the Pacific. The white represents clouds and snow. The green represent the forest. My first version was posted on my website in 1997. Several years ago I created a yahoo group to explore what Cascadia could be and what it is: Cascadian_Bioregionalism.
Alexander, 8 August 2004
I have written in the past (2004). I am the designer of the Cascadian flag called the Doug. Since talking to you I have changed the Doug to fit closer to the image I had in 1995 in Hungary when I was homesick for my forests in Oregon. I also put the nine dicta (dictum in singular) that I composed for Cascadia in 1997 on the tricolors and put it on my old website entitled "Cascadia Nation" with an earlier version of the Doug flag. The full Cascadian Nine Dicta in context is:
"In all things we do and in all that we consider, may we do them for Ecology, Equality and Equity with Respect, Reverence and Responsibility in all Commons, Communities and Cooperatives"
Over the last year the flag has become even more popular. It is now associated with the regional soccer games known as the Cascadia Cup. The Timbers Army (the fan club of the Portland Timbers soccer team) fly the flag at all games and at one tifo they even pulled out a huge flag to cover the audience (the Timbers Army section at the event) www.youtube.com/watch?v=QbQEMmQ1XNw.
Also the flag is now popular with the local gourmet microbrew community with even beers associated with the Doug flag. Fishtail Brewery labels their beer as the official beer of the "Republic of Cascadia" and Hopworks Urban Brewery now brews a beer called "Secession" with the flag and a political map of Cascadia incorporated into its label.
Several companies now sell the flag especially Oregon City family owned business named smALL FLAGs.
Alexander Baretich, 16 September 2011
image by Nick Pharris, 24 February 1998
My proposal for a flag for the Cascadia region of northwest North America.
image by Dirk Schönberger, 23 November 2000
This Cascadia flag was actually designed by David McCloskey of Cascadia Institute
Patrick Mazza, 13 January 2004
image by Antonio Martins, 23 November 2000
Actual flag by Karen Rogers
The last time we discussed Cascadia, I described my own idea for a Cascadian flag. Antonio kindly gif'd it for me. As noted at the time, there are several different 'Cascadian' ideas bouncing around, ranging from cross-border cooperation, to the idea of a joint Seattle-Vancouver (B.C.) bid to host the Olympics, to more-or-less serious ideas of secession.
Back then, I noted that I had never seen any of these flags flying 'in the cloth' anywhere in 'Cascadia.' I have to amend that now, because my wife had my Cascadia idea made into a real 3x5' flag. It has flown over my home, and now hangs here in my office.
Andrew S. Rogers, 27 November 2000
resized by Rick Wyatt
from Republic of Cascadia Website
I found this site on Cascadia that has a different flag concept. The symbolism of the elements: