Remembrance Day


Aboriginal Veterans: Stories of Honour and Heroism
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

Remembrance Day Teaching Guide

A Day of Remembrance

John McCrae

Native Soldiers, Foreign Battlefields

Valour Remembered Series – First World War, Second World War and Korea

Valour at Sea: Canada’s Merchant Navy

The Battle of the Atlantic

The Battle of the Gulf of St. Lawrence

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.

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.

Native Soldiers – Foreign Battlefields:

Aboriginal Veteran’s Honour List:

Turtle Island: Stories About Veterans

Tommy Prince: Historica minute

Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada

The Native Veterans Association of Northwestern Ontario

Native Veterans

Veterans Affairs Canada: Native Soldiers, Foreign Battlefields



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)

Song only (2:54)

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