He was a great man’: Advocate for First Nations veterans dies – CBC

by ahnationtalk on January 8, 2019178 Views

Ray Sanderson, 76, served in Europe during Cuban Missile Crisis

Jan 08, 2019

Ray Sanderson served his country overseas, but his biggest fight might have been back home.

Sanderson, who died recently of cancer, was a tireless advocate for First Nations veterans. Condolences for the former Saskatchewan First Nations Veterans Association grand chief filled the social media feeds of veterans’ groups as news of his death spread Monday.

“RIP Grand Chief you have done an excellent job with our veterans here in Saskatchewan. And thank you for your service to this Country we call Turtle Island. Your Duty is done here. You can rest now,” said fellow SFNVA Grand Chief Steven Ross.

Sanderson enlisted at age 17 and was stationed in Germany. During interviews, Sanderson said war seemed imminent during the Cuban Missile Crisis and after the assassination of U.S. President John F. Kennedy.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatoon/first-nations-veteran-ray-sanderson-dies-1.4968967

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