Indigenous peoples have served in times of war and peace for more than 200 years and many continue to serve. For many years, that service was often overlooked and underappreciated.

Indigenous Veterans Day is observed in Canada on November 8, in recognition of Indigenous contributions to military service, particularly in the First and Second World Wars, as well as the Korean War. It’s a day to recognize and acknowledge the many contributions and sacrifices of Aboriginals not only to Canada’s war efforts but to its peacekeeping reputation.

This Indigenous Veterans Day, the officers, executive board and staff of IUOE Local 793 would like to express our gratitude for the contributions Indigenous veterans have made to Canada and the world.

Best regards,

Mike Gallagher
Business Manager, IUOE Local 793