Delegates from all over Regina gather to commemorate Indigenous Veterans Day – Regina | The Canadian News

In addition to Remembrance Day on Thursday, many gathered to mark Indigenous Veterans Day at the Canadian First Nations University in Regina.

The day served as an opportunity to honor indigenous men and women who have served in the Canadian Armed Forces.

The ceremony featured drum songs and the raising of the Canadian, FSIN, Treaty and Star Blanket Cree Nation flags. It also featured speeches by Lt. Governor Russ Mirasty and Regina Police Chief Evan Bray.

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First Nations University President Dr. Jacqueline Ottmann says it is important to remember the sacrifices indigenous peoples made in service to their country.

“With Indigenous veterans and those who continue to serve our communities, Canada, it is very important to recognize that they are heroes and that they are sacrificing themselves and putting their lives at risk,” said Ottmann.

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