Treaty 2 - August 21, 1871

National Aboriginal Veterans Day is a Memorial Day – Nov. 8

November 5, 2018

National Aboriginal Veterans Day is a Memorial Day observed in Canada in recognition of aboriginal contributions to military service, particularly WWI, WWII and the Korean War.  It occurs annually on November 8th.  Anishinaabe Agowidiiwinan and FNIT2T would like to acknowledge all our Veterans who have served and continue to serve.  We would like to recognize decorated Veteran Sgt James Eagle of Skownan First Nation.  Sgt Eagle served for 25 years with the Princess Patricia Canadian Light Infrantry having served in Korea and Cypres, megwetch to Sgt Eagle, you served us well.  Other Treaty 2 Veterans Mcpl Corena Letandre, Private Jerry Woodhouse, private Joseph Maud, Private Donald Catcheway, Private Archie Catcheway, Private Dwayne Catcheway, Private Steve Gabriel, Seaman Darcy Houle, Melvin Swan, Bill Paul(this list is not complete).

Our FNIT2T Government would like to Honour those who have served including Sapper Alfred Chartrand of Skownan First Nation who made the ultimate sacrifice, dying on the battlefield in northern France on May 31st, 1871. We would also like to recognize those that continue to serve to this very day like including Lieutenant Alura Monkman Castle of Skownan First Nation.  If you know of any of our members serving, please email us and we will edit and post their names in our news.

First Nation in Treaty 2 Territory Government Building will be closed November 8th and November 12th in remembrance of our Veterans.

Last modified: November 8, 2018

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