MNO Veteran Awarded MedalLeft to Right: Honourary Lt. Colonel J. Wright, Lt. Colonel
P. Brunberg CD, Master Warrant Officer C.M. Plummer CD,
Chief Warrant Officer D.J. Munroe CD.
On Saturday December 11, 2010, Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) citizen Master Warrant Officer Chris Plummer was presented with the Canadian Aboriginal War Veterans Millennium Medal during the Ontario Regiment (RCAC) Annual Barrack Room Dinner. The medal was presented by Honourary Lieutenant Colonel J. Wright on behalf of the National Aboriginal Veterans Association (NAVA) of Ontario. This medal is presented to Members in good standing of the Provincial Chapter or Affiliated Association and NAVA, as well as Aboriginal Serving Member in good standing, currently serving in the Canadian Forces, recipients of a Good Conduct Medal or other Canadian Forces merits service.

Chris Plummer has served in the Canadian Armed Forces since 1981 with the Ontario Regiment (RCAC). He has also received the Canadian Decoration (CD), recognizing 12 years of service in the Canadian Forces, along with the United Nations Protection Force (UNPROFOR) Bosnia–Herzegovina and the Canadian Peacekeeping Service Medal (CPSM).

“I will wear it [the medal] with pride and honour,” stated Plummer, “to show that as a member of the Métis nation we are part of the fabric of the Canadian Forces. I take particular pride in carrying on the great tradition of our people who have served Canada both in times of war and peace. What I sincerely hope is that my accomplishments are seen by our youth as an opportunity for betterment. I am truly touched with this honour that connects the past to the present, that to me was once lost over the generations with in my family. This is to me is a symbol of my heritage that I can pass to my children and their children’s children so that the past can stay alive never to be forgotten again.”