David Chartrand, Minister of Veteran Affairs of the Métis National Council, issued the following statement on the launch of the Métis Veterans Legacy Commemoration Program: With great pride and pleasure, today we launch the Commemoration Program, the final element of a three-phase implementation strategy by the Métis Veterans Legacy Program. For over 20 years, I […]
Métis Veterans Legacy Program Although the past year has been uniquely challenging and difficult for people everywhere, the Métis Veterans Legacy Program (MVLP) has been working hard to maintain its operations throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite not being able to honour our Second World War (WWII) Métis Veterans in person, we have done our best
The Métis Nation has always held our Veterans in the highest regard across the homeland. Through their courage and sacrifice, these men and women have helped to ensure that we live in freedom and peace while also fostering freedom and peace around the world. We reflect on a tremendous debt of gratitude we owe generations
History of the Poppy Each November, poppies are worn by millions of Canadians to pay respect to fallen soldiers. Poppies grew over the graves of soldiers in Flanders, France. Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae first introduced the Poppy to Canada. After serving in the war as a doctor, he wrote In Flanders Field. The poem soon
On June 13, 2019, members of the Métis Nation’s leadership and the federal Minister of Veteran Affairs officially signed the Métis Veterans Recognition Payment Contribution Agreement. The agreement was the culmination of over 20 years of lobbying and negotiating lead by President of the Manitoba Métis Federation and the Métis Nation’s Minister Responsible for Veterans,
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
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
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.