Tears Fall At Metis Juno Beach Ceremony

Monday, November 16, 2009 at 14:58



The president of the Metis National Council says he is pleased by the federal government’s recognition of Metis war veterans.


Clem Chartier just got back from Europe where a memorial to the vets was unveiled at Juno Beach.


Chartier says the ceremony was extremely moving, and several Metis vets who made the journey made their appreciation known.


He adds it was significant that federal Metis interlocutor Chuck Strahl was on hand for the event, because it shows the federal government is taking an interest in Metis veterans and trying to address their issues.


Chartier adds many tears were shed at the event, and he believes the memorial will allow the vets to at least feel recognized in future Remembrance Day services.


Yesterday in Saskatoon, delegates at the Metis Nation Annual General Assembly passed a motion that calls on the Metis Nation – Saskatchewan to send another delegation to France for Remembrance Day next year.