Indigenous Veterans Day - November 8

By Jesse Halton, District Indigenization Coordinator

November 8th is a day marked to honour the contributions of Indigenous Peoples to the Canadian Military.

"Did you know that First Nations served in the Canadian Military at a higher rate than any other group in this great nation? More than 4,000 Indigenous people served Canada in the First World War. In fact, First Nations, Inuit and Métis people served Canada in all the great conflicts and peace support missions of the 20th century." (source). 

Please see the attached pdf for information on how to honour the contributions of Indigenous Peoples, activities that can be used in classrooms, and stories of Indigenous Veterans.

 

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By Jesse Halton, District Indigenization Coordinator