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Type:
Educational Event
Date:
November 8, 2018
Time:
10:00 - 16:00
Details:
Throughout Canada`s history, Indigenous people have played a crucial role in the defence of Canada. Learn about the military service by Indigenous people and the stories of some of Alberta`s veterans through these two ongoing activities held throughout the day: -Join Senior Curator Rory Cory for tours of Indigenous Artifacts in the Army Museum of Alberta. -Watch a theatre presentation on Indigenous Perspectives in the CP Theatre. National Aboriginal Veterans Day is a memorial day observed in Canada in recognition of aboriginal contributions to military service, particularly in the First and Second World Wars and the Korean War. More than 7,000 First Nations members served in the First and Second World Wars and the Korean War, and an unknown number of Inuit, Métis and other Indigenous people also participated. One Veterans group estimates that 12,000 Indigenous men and women served in the three wars. Admission to the Museum is by donation.
Location:
The Military Museums
Address:
4520 Crowchild Trail SW
City:
Calgary, Alberta

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