Indigenous veterans leader to be remembered this week – paNOW

by ahnationtalk on January 8, 2019262 Views

A highly-respected member of the James Smith Cree Nations (JSCN) and a long-standing veteran has died.

Ray Sanderson, a former Grand Chief of the Saskatchewan First Nations Veteran’s Association (SFNVA), passed away Sunday. He was 76.

One of the three chiefs at the JSCN, Calvin Sanderson, said Ray would always speak at Remembrance Day and advocated for the names of fallen veterans from the First and Second World Wars to be memorialized around Saskatchewan.

“He would always speak at the community level and what he experienced as a veteran,” Sanderson said. “He always said dearly we should not forget out veterans.”

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