‘Indigenous people have a long and proud tradition of military service in Canada. From the earliest days before Canada was even a country of its own, through the First and Second World Wars, the Korean War, post-war peace support efforts, Afghanistan and on to the present day, thousands of First Nations, Métis, Inuit and other Indigenous men and women have served bravely and well in uniform”. (Video Tribute) c/o Veterans Affairs Canada.
The poem In Flanders Fields recited in the language of the Mi'kmaq.
“Aboriginal Veterans Day is commemorated on November 8. Indigenous people in Canada have reason to be proud of their wartime contributions. More than 7,000 First Nations members served in the First and Second World Wars and the Korean War, and an unknown number of Inuit, Métis and other Indigenous people also participated. One Veterans group estimates that 12,000 Indigenous men and women served in the three wars.”
Learn about Indigenous Veterans including Tommy Prince, and Charlotte Edith Anderson Monture from Six Nations of the Grand River, the first trained Indigenous trained Nurse in Canada.
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Indigenous Veterans Day is honoured on November 8.