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Indigenous Veterans Day 2021

November 08, 2021


​November 8th is Indigenous Veterans Day, a time to reflect with gratitude on the contributions and sacrifices of Indigenous men and women who served with the Canadian Armed Forces in both World Wars and Korea. Despite laws that denied them Canadian citizenship, which meant they were unable to vote, at least 12,000 Indigenous people volunteered to serve in the three wars and approximately 300 lost their lives. Many Indigenous veterans served with distinction and are among the most highly decorated of all Canadian veterans. However, they faced discrimination and were denied the benefits accorded their non-Indigenous comrades for their service. We acknowledge these truths and express our sincere appreciation for the service and sacrifices made by all Indigenous veterans and currently serving service men and women. ​