Indigenous veterans share their stories on Remembrance Day

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TORONTO — As Canada celebrates Remembrance Day, many are taking the time to acknowledge the contributions of Indigenous veterans, sharing their stories of courage and nationhood. According to Veteran Affairs Canada, it’s estimated that as many as 12,000 First Nations, Inuit and Metis people served in the great conflicts of the 20th century, with at least 500 recorded deaths. Ike Isaacs is an Indigenous veteran who joined the Canadian military in the 1950s. He has earned several medals during his service, including for service in Europe as well as in Egypt.

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