Recognizing Indigenous Veteran’s & Remembrance Day:
We are honoured to have the freedom to recognize the courageous military service of First Nation, Inuit and Metis People.
We behold the bravery of our ancestors who fought in World War I, World War II, and the Korean War and will be forever grateful for the hope their heroism fosters in our communities.
To our Indigenous Veteran Brothers and Sisters who are no longer with us we remember your dedication and valour. The product of your tireless military defence of our homelands is the prosperity and security that Canadians enjoy to this very day.
The bravery of many Omushkego that left their families and community to serve will be held in legends that will be told for generations. To the veterans who returned home and to those who made the ultimate sacrifice, We Remember.
Through racism and colonial conquest of our home and people you rose above to answer the call for help.
You saw beyond discrimination and conducted yourselves with incomparable honour worthy of the highest military distinguishment.
We acknowledge those currently serving and our proud to call you family. May you never forget we are behind you and much appreciate your service.
Indigenous communities prosper from the stories of our First Nation, Inuit, and Metis Veterans and may we continue to tell them for centuries.
With love and prayers,
Walter Leo Friday