MNO Veterans’ Council Chair Guy Mandeville (left) presents the
Veterans’ book to Paul Latchford (right), Manager of the Aboriginal
Resource Centre at Loyalist College.
Submitted by Guy Mandeville, Chair of the MNO Veterans’ Council
Loyalist College became the first post-secondary institution to be presented with a copy of Fighting for Canada Before There Was A Canada, the book produced by the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) Veterans’ Council.
On January 13, MNO Veterans’ Council Chair Guy Mandeville visited the Aboriginal Resource Centre at Loyalist College and presented a copy of the book to Paul Latchford, the Manager of the Aboriginal Resource Centre.
“They are doing excellent work,” Mandeville stated in an article published in Loyalist College’s newsletter. “Even non-Aboriginal students come in and use the facilities, and the idea is to encourage all students to educate themselves about Aboriginal history.”
Latchford congratulated the MNO Veterans’ Council on its efforts to share stories from Métis veterans.
“All of this information is accessible, but this group has taken the initiative to bring it together. This book is a wonderful resource for Loyalist faculty, staff and students,” he said.
Fighting For Canada Before There Was A Canada is a compilation of stories contributed by Métis veterans, their families or friends, detailing the veterans’ experiences in combat and non-combat roles.
Published on: February 26, 2016