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Honouring and remembering Indigenous veterans and the struggles faced postwar – New Hamburg Independent

Gagage Wahya, a fire keeper at Crow Shield Lodge in New Hamburg, was 18 years old when he joined the military November 14, 2022 One day, when Gagage Wahya was serving in the armed forces during the Afghan war in July 2007, his troop’s (COR342) convoy was ambushed. “We had an IED that was buried […]

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BCAFN Honours Important Contributions by Indigenous Veterans

November 9, 2022 (Lheidli T’enneh Territory – Prince George, BC) – The BC Assembly of First Nations (BCAFN) is grateful and honours the many First Nations in British Columbia who made significant and important contributions to Canada’s military service. Over the years, First Nations displayed incredible strength, determination, generosity, resilience and courage, and are a […]

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FSIN’s Lerat honours, remembers Indigenous vets – SaskToday.ca

Lerat said Indigenous Peoples signed up in droves to fight for freedom. SASKATOON — Edward “Dutch” Lerat knows what veterans, especially Indigenous Peoples like him, have gone through. That’s why the importance and significance of honouring their efforts and all those who served. Lerat’s portfolio at FSIN includes all veteran issues — the Saskatchewan First […]

by ahnationtalk on November 9, 202229 Views

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NWAC President urges Canadians to honour valour, sacrifice of Indigenous women, men who have served in defence of Canada

November 8, 2022 OTTAWA – A statement from Carol McBride, the President of the Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC), to mark Indigenous Veterans Day, November 8: “On Indigenous Veterans’ Day, I encourage all Canadians to take a moment to think about the First Nations, Métis, and Inuit women and men who, throughout history, have […]

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National Government of the Red River Métis honours Indigenous Veterans in ceremony

November 8, 2022 Winnipeg, MB, in the National Homeland of the Red River Métis - Today, the Manitoba Métis Federation (MMF), the National Government of the Red River Métis, held a ceremony at the Royal Canadian Aviation Museum of Western Canada in honour of our Red River Métis Veterans and all Veterans. “The Red River Métis have always been […]

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Métis Veterans honoured in private service at Batoche

November 8, 2022 – Batoche, SK – Métis Nation–Saskatchewan (MN–S) hosted an intimate ceremony today to honour our Métis Veterans. The event was livestreamed to allow all citizens of the Métis Nation to pay their respects. This is the second year MN–S has held an Indigenous Veterans Day service at Batoche. Today’s service, which included […]

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Free admission for veterans and their families November 8-13

Winnipeg – November 8, 2022 – Veterans and active service members can visit the Canadian Museum for Human Rights next week with up to four family members free of charge. This special admission offer is available Tuesday November 8 – National Indigenous Veterans Day – until Sunday, November 13. The Museum will be open regular […]

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Indigenous Veterans Day: Minister Wilson

Nov 08, 2022 Minister of Indigenous Relations Rick Wilson issued the following statement on National Indigenous Veterans Day: “We recognize the generations of Indigenous people who served and continue to serve Canada with courage in war and peacekeeping efforts. “For more than 200 years, thousands of Indigenous people bravely dedicated their lives to service. This […]

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BC Government: Minister’s statement on Indigenous Veterans Day

Nov. 8, 2022 VICTORIA – Murray Rankin, Minister of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation, has issued the following statement on Indigenous Veterans Day: “Today, on Indigenous Veterans Day, we honour and celebrate the valiant service of Indigenous Peoples in missions across Canada and around the world. Serving overseas or on the home front, in times of conflict, […]

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Indigenous veteran of Afghanistan war uses ceremony to heal – APTN News

Nov 08, 2022 Veteran says Indigenous culture can help support members of the Canadian military Travis Anderson joined the military as soon as he was old enough. He and his father are both members of Mistawasis First Nation in Saskatchewan, but Anderson grew up in Alberta. From a young age he knew he wanted to […]

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