National Aboriginal Veterans Day across Canada is acknowledged on November 8th. Dianne Brown-Green Cree artist, is pictured with son James as they place traditional tobacco honouring Elders at Royal Canadian Legion Branch 170 Uxbridge Cenotaph. The wreath ribbon carries an Ojibway word MISHKOOZIIDAA meaning “To Stand With Strength”. This word came from Matthew Stevens of Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation – Cultural Director of Mississaugas Of Scugog Island First Nation for our wreath in 2019. Maamawi Collective continues to acknowledge Aboriginal Veterans and serving members of Canada’s Armed Forces.
Photo Credit:Stuart Blower