Indigenous Veterans Day and Remembrance Day

A metal sculpture of two Indigenous warriors sitting atop a bear, a wolf and an elk, with an eagle sitting above all of them, image cropped from the top of the legs up.

The Roundhouse is closed for Remembrance Day, Friday, November 11. At 11am, please take a moment in silence to remember and honour those who have served our country, many of whom lost their lives doing so. 

Vancouver Indigenous ceremony on Tuesday, November 8

A listing of ceremonies around the Lower Mainland 

Tuesday, November 8 is Indigenous Veterans Day. Indigenous peoples of Canada sacrificed even more than other military personnel because, among other requirements, they were made to release their Indian Status to enlist, and were not recognized with the same benefits  as non-Indigenous soldiers, post-service. We honour their great service and sacrifices for our country. 

Blog header image is a detail of the Aboriginal War Veterans Monument by Lloyd Pinay, 2001, located in Ottawa, Ontario. The image “Ottawa_38” by Alessandro Grussu is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0.


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