Métis Nation Launches Métis Veterans Legacy Program

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mhIOtd2Qa5Q&feature=emb_title 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,” … Read More

Métis Nation commemorates the 75th anniversary of VE-Day

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.

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

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