He spent 4 years as a WW II prisoner of war. Then, this Métis veteran enlisted again

He spent 4 years as a WW II prisoner of war. Then, this Métis veteran enlisted again Urban Vermette was honoured last week for serving in Korea despite ‘pain and suffering’ he endured as a POW The family of veteran Urban Vermette hopes a recent award will not only honour his life but also serve as a reminder of the sacrifices made by Métis who served in the Canadian military. Vermette, who was Métis from Prince Albert, Sask., served overseas twice. First, during the Second World War, where he spent nearly four years as a prisoner of war (POW) in Hong Kong and Japan. Five years … Read More

30th WWII Métis hero found and thanked for his service through the Métis Veterans Legacy Program

30th WWII Métis hero found and thanked for his service through the Métis Veterans Legacy Program April 1, 2021, Winnipeg, MB – The Métis Nation proudly recognizes the service and sacrifices of Thomas Charles Johnston, a Métis Veteran of World War II. Born in 1925 in Teulon, Manitoba, Veteran Johnston followed his brothers into the Canadian Army in 1944, where he served two years before being discharged for medical reasons. Though he was disappointed by his inability to continue serving, he remained a lifelong advocate for military service with his friends and family. Today, he was presented with a cheque … Read More

Métis Nation Second World War Hero Honoured in ON

Métis Nation Second World War Hero Honoured in ON December 11, 2020 – Fort Frances, ON On December 11, 2020, WWII Métis Veteran Jean Leander Camirand Sr. will receive thanks from the Métis Nation and a Recognition Payment of $20,000. The Recognition Payment is part of the Métis Veterans Legacy Program established in partnership with the Trudeau government to commemorate forgotten Métis soldiers. Veteran Camirand Sr. is the 29th WWII Veteran to receive a Recognition Payment as part of the Legacy Program. “As Minister responsible for Veterans for the Métis National Council, I have stood side by side with our WWII Métis Veterans for the … Read More

Métis Nation Second World War Hero’s spouse to receive Recognition Payment in Edmonton, Alberta

Métis Nation Second World War Hero’s spouse to receive Recognition Payment in Edmonton, Alberta October 7, 2020 – Edmonton, AB  On October 7, 2020, WWII, Métis Veteran Walter Calahaisn’s spouse Myrtle Calahaisn received  thanks from the Métis Nation and inheritance of $20,000. President Audrey Poitras of the Métis  Nation of Alberta personally presented the recognition payment to Myrtle Calahaisn on behalf of  Métis Nation Veterans Minister David Chartrand.   “75 years ago, the young sons and daughters of our Nation answered the call to defend a country  they did not know, in the name of a country that did not respect … Read More

Métis Nation Second World War Hero to receive Recognition Payment in Calgary, Alberta

Métis Nation Second World War Hero to receive Recognition Payment in Calgary, Alberta August 27, 2020 – Calgary, Alberta On August 27, 2020, WWII Métis Veteran Alyce Marie Bradshaw will receive thanks from the Métis Nation and inheritance of $20,000. Veteran Bradshaw is the 28th Métis Veteran to receive the Recognition Payment, which is part of the Métis Veterans Legacy Program established in partnership with the Trudeau government to commemorate forgotten Métis soldiers. Métis Nation Minister responsible for Veterans David Chartrand was prevented from presenting the Recognition Payment in person due to the global wide practice of COVID-19 social distancing. … Read More

Métis Nation Second World War Hero Honoured in BC

Métis Nation Second World War Hero Honoured in BC August 20, 2020 – White Rock, BC On August 20, 2020, WWII Métis Veteran Aileen Florence Tate will receive thanks from the Métis Nation and inheritance of $20,000. The Recognition Payment is part of the Métis Veterans Legacy Program that was established in partnership with the Trudeau government to commemorate forgotten Métis soldiers. Veteran Tate is the 27th WWII Veteran to receive a Recognition Payment as part of the Legacy Program. Veteran Aileen Florence Tate was born on December 8, 1925 in Villeneuve, AB. Her family had a farm at Alberta … Read More

Métis Nation Second World War Hero’s spouse to receive Recognition Payment in St. Laurent Manitoba

Métis Nation Second World War Hero’s spouse to receive Recognition Payment in St. Laurent Manitoba August 17, 2020 – St. Laurent, MB On August 17, 2020, WWII Métis Veteran Frank Joseph Bruce’s spouse Marcelline Bruce will receive thanks from the Métis Nation and inheritance of $20,000. Métis National Council (MNC) Minister responsible for Veterans David Chartrand will personally present the recognition payment at the Grand Opening of the Frank Bruce Métis Seniors Complex in St. Laurent. The $20,000 Recognition Payment is part of the Métis Veterans Legacy Program that was established in partnership with the Trudeau government to commemorate forgotten … Read More

Métis Nation Second World War Hero Honoured in Ontario

Métis Nation Second World War Hero Honoured in Ontario FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 17, 2020 – Penetanguishene, ON On July 18, 2020, WWII Métis Veteran Alcide Joseph Alzear Duval will receive thanks from the Métis Nation, a $20,000 Recognition Payment, and an apology from Canada in Penetanguishene, ON.  The Recognition Payment is part of the Métis Veterans Legacy Program established in partnership with the Trudeau government to commemorate forgotten Métis soldiers.   Veteran Duval is the 26th WWII Métis Veteran to receive a Recognition Payment as part of the Legacy Program.  On behalf of Métis Nation Minister responsible for Veterans and MNC National Spokesperson … Read More

Second World War Hero Honoured in Midland

Second World War Hero Honoured in Midland July 29, 2020 – Midland, ON  On July 29, 2020, WWII Veteran Leonard Landrigan will receive thanks from the Métis Nation, and inheritance of $20,000. The 20,000 is a Recognition Payment, which is part of the Métis Veterans Legacy Program. The Program was established in partnership with the Trudeau government to commemorate forgotten Métis soldiers. Veteran Landrigan is the 26th WWII Veteran to receive a Recognition Payment as part of the Legacy Program.  Due to COVID, Brian Black, the President of the Métis Veterans Council in Ontario will visit Midland to present the … Read More

Métis Nation Second World War Hero Honoured in Sudbury

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJune 2, 2020 – Sudbury, ON WWII Métis Veteran William Hurteau received thanks from the Métis Nation, a $20,000 Recognition Payment and an apology from Canada in Sudbury, Ontario.  The Recognition Payment is part of the Métis Veterans Legacy Program established in partnership with the Trudeau government to commemorate forgotten Métis soldiers.   Veteran Hurteau is the 23rd WWII Métis Veteran to receive a Recognition Payment as part of the Legacy Program.  Métis Nation Minister responsible for Veterans David Chartrand was prevented from presenting the Recognition Payment in person due to the global wide practice of COVID-19 social distancing.  However, … Read More

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