Warriors Post Reserve
the two world wars more than 9000 registered Indians and
unrecorded number of Inuit, Metis and non-status Indians
volunteered for the Canadian Armed forces. Their contribution
of life, limb, and money were appreciated at home and
most of the volunteers found acceptance on three battlefield.
Hundreds lost their lives there or were wounded.
Those who survived asked for no special honors, but they
expected to be treated as other war veterans were on their
retirement to Canada. They were not. They were denied
many of the benefits awarded to other veterans. Land was
taken from their reserves and used for military purposes
or awarded to non Aboriginal veterans. Those left alive
today are still seeking recognition for their part in
the war effort and compensation for their later loses.