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

A Métis Patriot’s Long Journey Home

A Métis Patriot’s Long Journey Home On April 7, 2017, it was Morin himself searching names on the close to 3,000 graves in the Bretteville-sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery in Normandy France. He was searching for his uncle, Napoleon Morin, who died days after the landing of Canadian troops at Juno Beach on June 6, 1944.

Paul DeLorme – Métis Veteran – WWII​

Paul DeLorme – Métis Veteran – WWII​ June 10, 2019- London, England: The Métis Nation’s Veterans Minister David Chartrand visited Paul DeLorme, a 98 year old Métis Nation hero of the Second World War at his residence near London, England today to thank him for his service and present him with the compensation he so richly deserves as a Métis Veteran.

Louis Roy – WWII Métis Veterans Story

Louis Roy – WWII Métis Veterans Story July 14, 2019- Born in Ile-a-la-Crosse, Saskatchewan in 1920, Louis Roy joined the Canadian Army in 1942. He served in the Saskatoon Light Infantry in England, Africa, Sicily and Italy. He suffered hearing loss in one ear during the Italian campaign due to the close range gunfire and bombing. With the end of the war, he returned to Saskatchewan and took up trapping and fishing as his main way of life. He then worked for more than 20 years as a carpenter for Northern Housing and for the Northern Lights School Division until … Read More

Clifford Swain – WWII Métis Veterans Story

Clifford Swain – WWII Métis Veterans Story July 14, 2019- Originally from a farm near Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Mr. Swain served in the Royal Canadian Corp of Signals 2nd Infantry Division that landed on Juno Beach in the second wave in 1944. His powerful recollection of events during the five week campaign to clear Normandy of German occupation forces is captured in the video.

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