For Immediate Release / November 8, 2021

National Indigenous Veterans Day

On November 8, 2021, the City of St. Albert acknowledges National Indigenous Veterans Day. First recognized in 1994, at a time when Indigenous veterans did not get the recognition they deserved, the day is now celebrated across Canada. 

Indigenous veterans have been serving our armed forces from World War One to the present day. According to Veterans Affairs Canada, approximately 12,000 First Nations, Metis, and Inuit Canadians have served, with approximately 500 veterans making the ultimate sacrifice, losing their lives in service.

The City remembers them and acknowledges their courage and bravery.

As part of the City of St. Albert’s commitment to reconciliation, residents and businesses are invited to take time today to reflect on the contributions of Indigenous veterans and serving members of our armed forces. 

For more information on National Indigenous Veterans Day, please visit the Veterans Affairs Canada website at https://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/people-and-stories/indigenous-veterans
 

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Last edited: November 8, 2021