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Graduation marks 20 years of Raven success

Graduation marks 20 years of Raven success

32 graduates aged 16 to 26 from various First Nations (FN), Inuit and Métis communities across Canada marched smartly onto the Work Point parade square on Aug. 21 to mark the successful completion of six weeks of academically, physically, and emotionally challenging training.

Indigenous Veteran Honoured by Medal Presentation

Indigenous Veteran Honoured by Medal Presentation

  Peter Mallett Staff Writer  — A Canadian Armed Forces veteran is the proud first recipient of a medal commemorating the iconic Second World War battleship USS Arizona and its crew. Lance Corporal (retired) Welby ‘Ike’ Isaacs was presented with the USS Arizona Medal of Freedom during an unveiling ceremony on June 23 at Natural Resources Canada […]

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Historic Visit

A hawk circled high in the bright blue sky and a family of otters splashed and frolicked by the shoreline as Sgt Moogly Tetrault-Hamel and paddlers from the Songhees nation headed for an inlet off Esquimalt harbour in a traditional Coast Salish family canoe last Wednesday. In his hands was the Canadian Armed Forces Eagle […]

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Elders Gathering feeds partnership

They cooked enough food to feed an army and now members of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) are receiving a heartfelt salute from the 2015 B.C. Elders Gathering. “The support of the Canadian Forces at our event was both inspiring and encouraging,” said Mavis Underwood of the Elders Gathering Planning Committee and elder with the […]

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Aboriginal Hero

Whether fighting in the trenches of the First World War or fighting in the political arena for full rights for his people, First Nations soldier Sergeant Francis Pegahmagabow is a Canadian hero. The Ojibwe soldier from Wasauksing First Nation near Parry Sound, Ontario, was not only one of the most effective snipers and scouts in […]