Veterans' Day smlRepresentatives of the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) Veterans’ Council joined other veterans at the Aboriginal Veterans Day at Canadian Forces Base Borden on May 24. Pictured (back row, left to right) Doug Woods, Ted Johnston, Brian Black, Greg Garratt, Paul Pirie and (front row, left to right) Dave Walker and Bill (William) Jamieson.
Photo by Dalton Latondress. Click here to view a larger version of this picture.

Submitted by MNO Veterans’ Council Secretary/Treasurer Greg Garratt

Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) Veterans’ Council representatives attended the annual Aboriginal Veterans Day ceremony at Canadian Forces Base Borden on May 24.

As in previous years, members of the MNO Veterans’ Council and the community attended and participated with First Nations veterans.

The event has helped build bridges and relationships between Métis and First Nations.

Many in attendance were not aware of the post-contact history of the Métis and First Nations, which was retold by both commissioned and non-commissioned officers through an interactive story.

The Defense Aboriginal Advisory Group organizes the event every year on Canadian Forces Bases. The MNO Veterans’ Council is proud to attend the annual event, which is now in its fifth year at Borden.

MNO Georgian Bay Métis Council Youth Representative Dalton Latondress also attended the event. Latondress is considering the Aboriginal Leadership Opportunity Year (ALOY) program with the Canadian Forces after finishing high school.

Posted: June 12, 2018