Thursday, October 20, 2016

Aboriginal-Canadian Veterans Day

Remembering those who served

Elders and Aboriginal soldiers in the uniform of the
Canadian Expeditionary Force during the First World War. 

(Photo: Library and Archives Canada PA-041366)

November 8th is recognized by Aboriginal groups across the country as "Aboriginal Veterans' Day." While schools would not likely choose to observe this day separately, Socials teachers may want to highlight some of the information provided below in the lead up to Remembrance Day observances in their school. Some of the sites are available in French and English and are indicated with a (FR).

Aboriginal-Canadian Veterans
Anciens combattants canadiens autochtones (FR)

Learn about Indigenous Veterans (FR)

Aboriginal Veterans' Day

Indigenous Inquiry Kit on Aboriginal veteran​s​

Aboriginal People in the Canadian Military (FR)