National Aboriginal Day

Video / June 21, 2017

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On National Aboriginal Day we celebrate the achievements of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis people in Canadian culture and society.

As many as 12 000 Indigenous Canadians served this country in the great conflicts and peace support missions of the 20th century. More than 500 gave their lives for Canada. Indigenous women and men have continued to risk their lives defending Canadian values of peace, freedom, and democracy in operations overseas.

In the CAF, Indigenous people have become leaders in every field, from engineers and physiotherapists, to technicians and systems specialists. We are actively recruiting with the goal of making ours an even more diverse modern military.

Today, and every day, we thank the Indigenous women and men who have served, and who continue to serve in the CAF today.

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