Remembrance Day



God our Creator, you call us to spread peace and love in the world. You tell us that those who work for peace will be called your sons and daughters. Help us to live in peace with you and with one another so that we can truly be free.











Bkejwanong Territory (Walpole Island First Nation)

O Canada

Students from Kettle and Stony Point

sing O Canada in Ojibway

Heritage Minute: Tommy Prince



Tommy Prince was Canada’s most decorated Indigenous War Veteran, with 11 medals from WWII and the KoreanWar. Prince had a strong sense of civic duty and a fierce pride in his people. This Heritage minute recognizes Prince’s contributions.


Commitment to Remember for Youth to Recite

commitment_to_remember.pdf

CBC: The Secret Life of Canada

S1: Shout Out to Tom Longboat

Meet Tom Longboat, an Onondaga long distance runner born in 1887 on Six Nations. Tom became one of the most celebrated athletes of all time, despite his struggles and encountering racism throughout his career.

Download S1: Shout Out to Tom Longboat

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Putting it into Perspective: First Nations Soldiers in the First World War

In this lesson students explore the experiences and contributions of Indigenous soldiers to Canada’s role in the First World War. They draw links between the treaty relationship and First Nations’ wartime involvement with a focus on the experiences of soldier Francis Pegahmagabow. Learn more

In the News

Charles Henry Byce honoured with bronze statue in Chapleau, Ont.

Byce's mother was Moose Cree and his father was a highly decorated veteran of WWI. CBC News Posted: Sep 17, 2016

Read more at http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/sudbury/charles-henry-byce-1.3766923

New medallions honour veterans on National Aboriginal Veterans Day

'What better way to create awareness than to actually wear a medallion to say who you are,' vet says

By Tiar Wilson, CBC News Posted: Nov 08, 2015

Read more at http://www.cbc.ca/news/indigenous/new-medallions-honour-aboriginal-veterans-1.3308627

Remembrance Day and Aboriginal Veterans Day Give Indigenous in Canada Their Due ICTMN Staff 11/11/15

Read more at http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2015/11/11/remembrance-day-and-aboriginal-veterans-day-give-indigenous-canada-their-due-162391

Remembrance Day and Aboriginal Veterans Day (Nov. 8)

by NationTalk on November 7, 2011

Read more at http://nationtalk.ca/story/remembrance-day-and-aboriginal-veterans-day-nov-8

Handmade Remembrance Day poppies proudly worn by aboriginal veterans

'It is something we do for ourselves as aboriginal people,' says veteran Joy Ward-Dockrey

By John Cotter, The Canadian Press Posted: Nov 10, 2015

Read more at http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/aboriginal-veterans-remembrance-poppy-beaded-1.3313082

Indigenous people have a long and proud tradition of military service in Canada. From the earliest days before Canada was even a country of its own, through the First and Second World Wars, the Korean War, post-war peace support efforts, Afghanistan and on to the present day, thousands of First Nations, Métis, Inuit and other Indigenous men and women have served bravely and well in uniform.


























Order an Indigenous Veterans Historical Sheet for the classroom from Veteran's Affairs Canada