Schools pause on Indigenous Veterans Day to honour contributions of Indigenous veterans 

Schools across Canada took time to honour the contributions of Indigenous veterans on Indigenous Veterans Day on November 8th. Lakehead University hosted an Indigenous Veterans Day ceremony and hosted an exhibit featuring WWI and WWII photos and artifacts. The university also stated that it will create a permanent and portable exhibit honouring the contributions of Indigenous veterans through partnerships. In Calgary, students from the Calgary Catholic School Division attended a ceremony at the Field of Crosses. City News reports that these students are also working on a project to update the biography cards of veterans. In British Columbia, students in schools in Surrey and White Rock took time to remember war heroes, listen to traditional drumming and singing performances, and decorate paper poppies in commemoration of the contributions of Indigenous veterans.

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