November 8th is Aboriginal Veterans Day.
A day to honor and remember the contributions Indigenous people made for our country in times of war and peacekeeping
Commemorative ceremonies began in Manitoba in 1994 and has been gaining momentum across the country ever since.
Veteran Affairs Canada says more than 7-thousand First Nations members served in the First and Second World Wars, including the Korean War.
However, it is not known how many Inuit, Metis and other Indigenous people also served but Veteran Affairs Canada says one group estimates 12-thousand indigenous men and women served in the three wars.
In this episode of InFocus, three veterans share their experience.
Bill Shead, Devin Beaudry and Denis Lamirande.
Join us as we honor the thousands of Indigenous veterans who defended Canada.