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Annual Aboriginal Veteran’s Day marked in cities across Canada



Ashley Brandson
Darrell Stranger

Hundreds of people gathered at memorials across the country to remember First Nation, Metis and Inuit soldiers who died in war.

In Winnipeg, more than a hundred people gathered to honour those from Manitoba who served.

Ashley Brandson was there.

 

Many Indigenous soldiers enlisted to fight in the World War One.

Some never made it home and are honoured in the land where they fell.

Alex Decoteau was one of those soldiers.

Darryl Stranger has more.

 

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4 Responses to “Annual Aboriginal Veteran’s Day marked in cities across Canada”

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    Danielle November 9, 2018 at 12:44 am #

    If they wanted to be treated like everyone else, why do they seperate themselves out of our things? Like, they all died along side with everyone else. They all deserved to be remembered.

    • chimcree@yahoo.com'
      Nancy November 9, 2018 at 5:32 pm #

      The “Indian Act” did not allow them to be treated like everyone else,

    • mesarty@yahoo.ca'
      Marg November 9, 2018 at 11:49 pm #

      Danielle. Many were not remembered. Their names do not appear on cenetaphs, particularly in the west.

  2. ronm.weeks@gmail.com'
    Ron M Weeks November 9, 2018 at 12:42 am #

    I was proud to serve and support many fellow soldier who were from the nation of indigenous peoples. There duty and selfless devotion to the people of all of Canada and beyond are a testimonial match to all who wore a uniform. Proudly I say that we need to recognize that in public statements.

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