A red cross divides a field of white into four unequal quarters. In the upper-hoist quarter, a red crescent moon. In the upper-fly quarter, a star of red.
The Mi’kmaw flag was first raised in Restigouche, Quebec, on October 4, 1900 and in Halifax in 1901.
The flag is designed to be displayed in its vertical orientation. It has become more and more common for the flag to be displayed horizontally. When displayed horizontally, the star is to be in the upper-hoist corner.