Today (Nov. 8) we honour the contributions made by First Nations, Inuit and Métis Veterans in service to Canada for National Indigenous Veterans Day. As we continue to walk the path of meaningful reconciliation, it is important that we hold up the significant sacrifices that Indigenous Veterans made fighting alongside our Allies in the First and Second World Wars. Indigenous Peoples continue to serve in Armed Forces efforts and United Nations peace operations around the world.
The Regional Board and staff at the Peace River Regional District (PRRD) wish to thank the Veterans and their families for their continued service, and to recognize the impact that they have made to Canada’s history.
The PRRD would also like to thank the Nenan Dane zaa Deh Zona Family Services Society and Treaty 8 Tribal Association for providing beaded poppy kits for the Regional Board and staff. All proceeds from the Regional District’s donation will go to The Royal Canadian Legion Poppy Trust Fund, to support Canada’s Veterans and their families.
Lest we forget.
Brad Sperling, Board Chair
Peace River Regional District