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Article: Noted Warriors Post Reserve

In 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.