May 7, 2020 To acknowledge the 75th Anniversary of the Liberation of the Netherlands and Victory in Europe (V-E Day), Vice-President David Chartrand and Minister responsible for Veterans of the Métis National Council has launched a national media campaign involving television, print and radio, in English and Michif. The campaign honours all Veterans who so bravely fought to end World War II. Our heroes today, tomorrow and forever.
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June 08, 2019- Though their numbers have shrunk to a handful who are no longer able to make the long journey to the beaches of Normandy, Métis Nation veterans of the Second World War live on in the thoughts and memories of succeeding generations.
June 08, 2019- Mr. Maurice is a retired Canadian Forces Veteran. He has been volunteering to help Aboriginal Veterans for several years. This is a video which recorded his speech when he attended the 75th Anniversary of D- Day.
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 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 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 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.
On June 6, 2019, Veterans Affairs Minister Chartrand led 40 delegates of the Métis Nation to the official commemoration at Juno Beach to mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy, honouring our Metis Veterans of the Second World War.