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

Métis Nation Second World War Hero Honoured in Victoria

Métis Nation Second World War Hero Honoured in Victoria On July 9, 2020, WWII Métis Veteran George Henry Young received thanks from the Métis Nation, a $20,000 Recognition Payment and an apology from Canada in Victoria, BC.  The Recognition Payment is part of the Métis Veterans Legacy Program established in partnership with the Trudeau government to commemorate forgotten Métis soldiers.   Veteran Young is the 24th 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, however Métis Nation British Columbia … Read More

Métis Nation Launches Métis Veterans Legacy Program

June 29, Ottawa, ON The Métis National Council (MNC) is pleased to announce the launch of the Métis Veterans Legacy Program.  The Program is an integral part of the $30 million agreement signed by Canada and the Métis Nation on June 13, 2019 to honour Métis Veterans of the Second World War including the payment of compensation. The Agreement was accompanied by an apology from Canada for the wrongs Métis WWII Veterans experienced upon their return to Canada. “Our Nation has waited 75 years for this.  Canada’s apology to our Veterans has resonated throughout the Métis Homeland with reverence,” says … 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

Métis Nation Honours WWII Métis Veteran Phyllis Eascott

Métis Nation Honours WWII Métis Veteran Phyllis Eascott On February 28, 2020, Métis Nation Veterans Affairs Minister and MNC National Spokesperson David Chartrand was in Rivers, MB to present Métis WWII Veteran Phyllis Eastcott with a $20,000 cheque – the 19th Legacy Fund presentation as a part of the $30-million Canada-Métis Nation Métis Veterans Recognition Payment Agreement.  Read More

Métis Nation Honours Second World War Veteran in Port Hope

Métis Nation Honours Second World War Veteran in Port Hope November 9, 2019 – Métis National Council Minister of Veterans Affairs and National Spokesperson David Chartrand honoured a Métis veteran of the Second World War at a ceremony in Port Hope, Ontario today. Joseph Willmer Gagnon  enlisted on  April 26, 1941 and was assigned to the Canadian Forestry Corps of the Canadian Army as a truck driver. He spent most of his  wartime overseas time in Holland. His father,  Henry Holenger Gagnon, had fought in the Canadian armed forces during the  First World War at  Vimy Ridge and Passchaendaele in 1917.  Read More

Métis Nation Honours Two Second World War Veterans on National Aboriginal Veterans Day in Ottawa

Métis Nation Honours Two Second World War Veterans on National Aboriginal Veterans Day in Ottawa November 8, 2019 – Métis National Council Minister of Veterans Affairs and National Spokesperson David Chartrand honoured two Métis veterans of the Second World War at a ceremony in Ottawa today. The ceremony at the National Aboriginal Veterans Monument included the presentation of a $20,000 cheque to each of the veterans under the terms of the $30 million Canada-Métis Nation Métis Veterans Recognition Payment Agreement. Read More

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