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Aboriginal Canadians' Contribution During Wartime

Web Sites » Governmental
Author/Creator
Veterans Affairs Canada
Description
Contains links to: Aboriginal Canadians in the Second World War, Aboriginal Members of the Forces, Aboriginal Spiritual Journey, Heroes Remember Interviews, etc.
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Aboriginal Canadians Fight the "White Man's War"

Alternate Title
[Fighting the "White Man's War"]
Media » Sound Recordings
Author/Creator
Lloyd Henderson
Bernelda Wheeler
Description
Our Native Land radio program interviews Aboriginal veterans Adam Cuthand and Rufus Prince about their experiences in World War Two. Broadcast date: November 9, 1974. Duration: 10:28
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Aboriginal Military Service and Assimilation

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Noah Riseman
Aboriginal History, vol. 38, 2014, pp. 155-178
Description
Focuses on three Aboriginal veterans and the prejudices they faced as they attempted to assimilate into mainstream Australian society.
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Aboriginal Spiritual Journey: Veterans Question Government's Sincerity

Articles » General
Author/Creator
Paul Barnsley
Windspeaker, vol. 23, no. 9, December 2005, p. 8
Description
During the Aboriginal Spiritual Journey to France, First Nations veteran, Howard Anderson discusses how unfulfilled veterans’ benefits continue to be a source of contention between First Nations veterans and the federal government.
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Aboriginal Veteran Forces Issues Back into Spotlight

Articles » General
Author/Creator
Paul Barnsley
Windspeaker, vol. 25, no. 6, September 2007, p. 10
Description
Tom Eagle, An Aboriginal peacekeeping veteran, implores Chiefs and government representatives to put First Nations war veterans issues on the agenda at the 28th annual AFN Chiefs assembly held in Halifax in August 2007.
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Aboriginal Veterans' Benefits

Articles » General
Author/Creator
Fred R. Fenwick
LawNow, vol. 27, no. 2, October-November 2002, pp. 36-(?)
Description
Reasons why the Saskatchewan Indian Veterans Association (currently known as the Saskatchewan First Nations Veterans' Association), the Métis National Council, and other Aboriginal groups are suing the federal government for unfulfilled veterans' benefits.
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Aboriginal Veterans Were Left on Their Own

Articles » General
Author/Creator
Doug Cuthand
Leader Post, November 12, 2002, p. B1
Description
Describes why post-traumatic stress syndrome had such a dramatic effect on Aboriginal veterans of WWII.
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Aboriginal Vets Proud of Service in Korea

Articles » General
Author/Creator
Doug Cuthand
Leader Post, August 5, 2003, p. B1
Description
Comments on the restitution given to First Nations veterans from the Korean War in regards to being shortchanged benefits.
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Aborigines Day Saskatoon. - 21 June 2003. - Slides.

Images » Photographs
Author/Creator
Hans S. Dommasch (photographer)
Description
Two images showing various persons marching, including Aboriginal war veterans and two City of Saskatoon Police officers; some in group are carrying flags. Also shown is close-up of person in ceremonial dress; in [Kinsmen Park].

Historical note:

First proclaimed by the Governor General of Canada on 13 June 1996, June 21st of every year has become a day in the Canadian calendar that presents Aboriginal peoples with a great opportunity to express great pride for their rich diverse cultures with their families, neighbours, friends and visitors.
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Ahenakew, David

Images » Photographs
Description
File contains five black and white photographs of David Ahenakew, including one in Canadian Forces Uniform.

Historical note:

David Ahenakew (born July 28, 1933) is a Canadian First Nations politician, and former National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations. Ahenakew is a controversial public figure in Canada due to anti-semetic comments regarding World War 2 and the Holocaust.
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Albert Moore and Jeremiah Nawakayas

Images » Photographs
Author/Creator
unknown
Description
A photograph of Albert Moore and Jeremiah Nawakayas of the Shoal Lake (Pakwaw) Reserve. They wear dark suits and dark broad brimmed hats. There appear to have military style service medals pinned to their lapels.

Historical note:

A genealogical chart of the Nawakayas Family can be seen on p. 129 of Red Earth Crees by David Meyer. Jeremiah Nawakayas died in 1940.
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American Indians in the Great War

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Russel Lawrence Barsh
Ethnohistory, vol. 38, no. 3, Summer, 1991, pp. 276-303
Description
Describes Native American involvement in World War I, which deepened the political integration of Native communities into mainstream American life.
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Answers to your questions about American Indians - Booklet. - May 1969.

Archival » Archival Items
Author/Creator
United States Department of the Interior
Bureau of Indian Affairs
Description
This booklet answers questions concerning the relationship between Aboriginals, Aleuts and Inuit and the United States Federal Government. Answers cover numerous areas: Legal status of Indians, Indian lands, the purpose of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, economic status, health, education, and law and order on reservations. Also includes lists of selected readings, publications, and museum locations.
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Artist Henry Beaudry

Articles » General
Saskatchewan Indian, vol. 27, no. 1, April 1997, p. 32
Description
Career of artist Henry Beaudry, World War II veteran and great-grandson of Chief Poundmaker.
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Assisting American Indian Veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan Cope with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: Lessons from Vietnam Veterans and the Writings of Jim Northrup

Alternate Title
Assisting American Indian Veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan Cope with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Lawrence W. Gross
American Indian Quarterly, vol. 31, no. 3, Summer, 2007, pp. 373-409
Description
Article discusses the Vietnam veteran's experiences and calls for scholars to make practical suggestions for relieving the suffering of American Indian veterans.
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The “Authentic Indian”: Sarah Winnemucca's Resistance to Colonial Constructions of Indianness

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Sarah Bonnie Humud
American Indian Culture and Research Journal , vol. 42, no. 2, Settler Colonial Biopolitics and Indigenous Lifeways, 2018, pp. 57-76
Description
Author examines the work of Sarah Winnemucca, a Northern Paiute author, lecturer, interpreter, and army scout; argues that Winnemucca challenges the stereotypes of Indigenous authenticity which have been used as a strategy of settler biopolitics.
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Chief Joe Dreaver: Indian Statesman, Patriot and Soldier

Articles » General
Author/Creator
Solomon Sanderson
Saskatchewan Indian, vol. 1, no. 2, October 1970, pp. 1-2
Description
Biography of Joe Dreaver who was Chief of the Mistawasis First Nation and life time member of the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations Senate and a veteran of World War II.
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Chief Thunderchild

Images » Photographs
Author/Creator
unknown
Description
A photograph of Chief Thunderchild, standing in front of a tent wearing a military style coat and treaty medals. Rev. Edward Ahenakew recorded Thunderchild's narratives and compiled them in the book, VOICES OF THE PLAINS CREE.
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Combat Veterans Fought to Obtain Indian Rights

Articles » General
Author/Creator
Doug Cuthand
StarPhoenix, July 26, 1996, p. A5
Description
Discussion of colonialism, and sections of the Indian Act that prevented gatherings of any kind, especially political organizing.
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Cote Wins Longboat Award

Articles » General
Saskatchewan Indian, vol. 4, no. 6-7, August-December 1974, p. 40
Description
Chief Tony Cote presented with medal for spearheading Saskatchewan's first Indian Games.
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Cree Code Talker

Alternate Title
nsi Aboriginal Documentary
Media » Film and Video
Author/Creator
Alex Lazarowich
cowboy Smithx
Cree Code Talkers Ltd.
Description
Short documentary about Charles "Checker" Tomkins, a Métis from Grouard, Alberta, and his service during his attachment to the U.S. Army corp. in World War II. Duration: 13:31.
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Crowe Loved the Land

Articles » General
Author/Creator
Doug Cuthand
Leader Post, December 13, 2004, p. B1
Description
Elder Ernest Crowe, from the Piapot First Nation, is fondly remembered.
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Fewer and Fewer Veterans Still Around

Articles » General
Author/Creator
Doug Cuthand
Leader Post, November 22, 2004, p. B1
Description
Highlights the monumental contributions of First Nations' veterans and how they continue to leave a legacy of service.
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First Nation Pow Wow - The Signing of Treaty #6.- August 25 2001. - Slides.

Images » Photographs
Author/Creator
Hans S. Dommasch (photographer)
Description
Group of slides commemorating the signing of Treaty 6. Scenes include: a group of Aboriginals marching, some in war veterans uniforms and some in ceremonial dress; two views of Beardy's and Okemasis road signs from 1979 and 2001; view of Union Jack and Canadian flags flying; and a sign for a mural located in Duck Lake that depicts the signing of Treaty 6.
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First Nation Vets Have Positive Message

Articles » General
Author/Creator
John Lagimodiere
Eagle Feather News, vol. 12, no. 11, November 2009, p. 14
Description
Brief overview of a few Saskatchewan First Nation veterans including accomplishments and regrets. Article located by scrolling to page 14.
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First Nations Veterans Made Huge Contribution

Articles » General
Author/Creator
Doug Cuthand
StarPhoenix, November 11, 2005, p. A11
Description
Comments on the sacrifices of Aboriginal service men and women who made the greatest per capita contribution to the armed forces during the First and Second War and the Korean conflict.
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