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The fight for freedom

Posted on 9 November 2013

From the Lheidli T’enneh exhibit at the Exploration Place museum in Prince George:

“When Alex Bird joined the Canadian Army as a private in the First World War, he was treated the same as the rest of the troops, which included going out for a drink. When Alex returned to Canada, after the war, he was not allowed to go into an establishment that served alcohol. Nor did he qualify for the 1919 Soldier Settlement Act, for an allotment of land. This also held true for First Nations soldiers after the Second World War- they did not qualify for the Veterans Land Act.”

Lest we forget.

Filed under: Canada, Indigenous

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