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November 8, 2022

STATEMENT FROM PREMIER HEATHER STEFANSON AND INDIGENOUS RECONCILIATION AND NORTHERN RELATIONS MINISTER ALAN LAGIMODIERE ON INDIGENOUS VETERANS DAY



Today, on Indigenous Veterans Day, we honour all First Nations, Inuit and Métis veterans who provided their services to Canada. We remember the Indigenous peoples who lost their lives, whose lives were forever impacted, and their families and communities who have lost loved ones. We also extend our deepest gratitude to all current serving Indigenous members of the Canadian Armed Forces for their continued heroism and dedication to Canada.

On Nov. 8, 1994, Manitoba became the first province to recognize National Indigenous Veterans Day. Now acknowledged across Canada, commemorations take place to honour and remember the over 12,000 Indigenous peoples who served in the First World War, Second World War and Korean War.

On this significant day of remembrance, we acknowledge and honour the courage, sacrifices and important contributions of all First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples who serve and continue to serve across all generations.

We encourage Manitobans to take this time to listen and learn about the history of Indigenous veterans in Canada, and their legacy of bravery and leadership in serving our country.

To learn more visit https://veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/people-and-stories/indigenous-veterans.

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