Aboriginal War Veterans WWI 1914 – 1918 WWII 1939 - 1945. BCFN 12. At least 3,000 status (treaty) Indians—including 72 women—enlisted, as well as an unknown number of Inuit, Métis, and other Natives. Aboriginal War Veterans WWII.
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Aboriginal War VeteransWWI 1914 – 1918WWII 1939 - 1945
At least 3,000 status (treaty) Indians—including 72 women—enlisted, as well as an unknown number of Inuit, Métis, and other Natives.
Aboriginal peoples from every region of Canada served in the armed forces during the Second World War, fighting in every major battle and campaign of the conflict
"We're proud of the word volunteer. Nobody forced us. We were good Canadians—patriots—we fought for our country."
Syd Moore, Second World War Veteran
In the summer of 1944, he walked across miles of mountainous terrain deep behind German lines, going days without food or water, to locate an enemy camp. He returned with his unit and they captured more than 1000 German soldiers.
Since reserve land could not be sold, Status Indians
Were not eligible for the loan.
Instead of $6, 000 they got $2, 320
During two tours of duty during the Korean War he won the Korean, Canadian Volunteer Service and United Nations Service medals.
He was wounded in the knee, and was honourably discharged on 28 October 1953.