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Santa Fe province (Argentina)

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[Flag of Santa Fe]
by Jaume Ollé, 06 Sep 2000
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Description of the flag

Re-adopted 11 September 1986. This design was originally adopted in August 1822, after three other flags.
Jaume Ollé, 18 Dec 1996

Text was written by Fdco. Guillermo Cervera (is a erudite text) and will be published in Flag Report 17 [frp] and I can’t post it.
Jaume Ollé, 06 Sep 2000

Provincial flag in 1815

[Flag of Santa Fe - 1815]
by Jaume Ollé, 06 Sep 2000

Provincial flag in 1819

[Flag of Santa Fe - 1819]
by Jaume Ollé, 06 Sep 2000

Provincial flag in 1822

[Flag of Santa Fe - 1822]
by Jaume Ollé, 06 Sep 2000

The central emblem at the center of the white stripe is a simplified version of the Provincial Coat of Arms. The two arrows (pointing down for defeat) originally stood for the Indigenous people and the spear (pointing up for victory) stood for the Christians.
Francisco Gregoric, 7 Nov 2005

Petition for a change of the Coat of Arms

The Forum of the Native Peoples (Foro de los Pueblos Originarios) met in the city of Rosario, in the Province of Santa Fe, off from the 1st Latin-American Congress of Anthropology. The Forum already presented a petition during the VIIth Congress of Social Anthropology, held in May 2004 in Córdoba.

Most articles of the petition deal with the territorial, cultural and political rights of the native people.

Article 12 says:

"To support the proposal made by the Native Peoples for a reform of the coat of arms of the Province of Santa Fe, including the half-staffing of the flag on 12 October."

Ivan Sache, 22 Jul 2005