Remembrance Day

Books

Aboriginal Veterans: Stories of Honour and Heroism

www.aadnc-aandc.gc.ca/eng/1303129235933
Author: Published under the authority of the Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development
Date: Ottawa, 2000
ISBN: 0-662-30121-8
QS- 6120-013-EE-A1
PDF Version   (885 Kb, 4 Pages)

Online Resources

Aboriginals and the Canadian Military www.cbc.ca/news/background/aboriginals/aboriginals-military.html

Remembrance Day Teaching Guide www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/teach_resources/gen_guide

A Day of Remembrance www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/history/other/remember

John McCrae www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/history/firstwar/mccrae

Native Soldiers, Foreign Battlefields www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/history/firstwar/mccrae

Valour Remembered Series – First World War, Second World War and Korea www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/history

Valour at Sea: Canada’s Merchant Navy www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/history/other/sea

The Battle of the Atlantic www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/history/secondwar/atlantic

The Battle of the Gulf of St. Lawrence www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/history/secondwar/battlegulf

Saskatchewan First Nations Veterans Memorial: The First Nations Veterans’ Memorial Tipi and website is a lasting monument to honour the First Nations people who served in the Canadian Armed Forces and Allied Forces. www.firstnationsveterans.ca/

Aboriginal Canadians in the Second World War : Aboriginal peoples from every region of Canada served in the armed forces during the Second World War, fighting in every major battle and campaign of the conflict. To serve their country in the Armed Forces, Aboriginal-Canadians had to overcome unique cultural challenges. Their courage, sacrifices, and accomplishments are a continuing source of pride to their families, communities, and all Canadians.At least 3,000 status (treaty) Indians—including 72 women—enlisted, as well as an unknown number of Inuit, Métis, and other Natives. The actual numbers were no doubt much higher. Among this small number of identified Aboriginal members of the forces, at least 17 decorations for bravery in action were earned.  www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/history/secondwar/fact_sheets/aborigin

Native Soldiers – Foreign Battlefields: www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/history/other/native

Aboriginal Veteran’s Honour List: www.vcn.bc.ca/~jeffrey1/tribute.htm

Turtle Island: Stories About Veterans  www.turtleisland.org/news/news-veterans.htm

Tommy Prince: Historica minute www.histori.ca/minutes/minute.do?id=14741

Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada www.ainc-inac.gc.ca

The Native Veterans Association of Northwestern Ontario aboriginalcollections.ic.gc.ca/veterans/home.htm

Native Veterans collections.ic.gc.ca/courage/nativeveterans.html

Veterans Affairs Canada: Native Soldiers, Foreign Battlefields www.vac-acc.gc.ca/general/sub.cfm?source=history/other/native

 

Song

Universal Soldier
By: Buffy Sainte-Marie

 

The song was originally written by Buffy Sainte-Marie, a native american woman, but is mostly associated with Donnovan. Donnovan played the song in E, but its easier to play and to sing in C as it was originally.

 

Speaking about the 60’s and war (4:23) www.youtube.com/watch?v=VGWsGyNsw00

Song only (2:54) www.youtube.com/watch?v=FyNLN-cKsp8

Branches of the Royal Canadian Legion can also provide material relevant to Remembrance Day.