Across the country today, people are gathering for the 25th National Aboriginal Veterans Day.
Randi Gage, organizer and Indigenous veteran, says it’s important people understand that thousands of Indigenous people fought in the two world wars but, when they returned home, they were not treated like their non-Indigenous comrades.
Indigenous veterans couldn’t vote, were unable to access their benefits and, in some cases, even had their land given to non-Indigenous veterans.
About four-thousand First Nations men served in the First World War.
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