November 3, 2023

Legislative Assembly of Alberta Honours Indigenous Veterans on November 8

Category: Events News

EDMONTON – Speaker Nathan Cooper will host a public ceremony on Wednesday, November 8, 2023, at 11 a.m. in the Legislature rotunda to recognize Indigenous Veterans Day.

“We remember all Indigenous veterans who served and continue to serve in the Canadian Armed Forces and protect our rights and freedoms,” said Nathan Cooper, Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta. “Their sacrifices and skills were crucial to the success of our nation over the last 200 years.”

Following the blessing by Elder Francis Whiskeyjack and the welcome remarks by Speaker Cooper, remarks will be also be delivered the Honourable Salma Lakhani, Lieutenant Governor of Alberta, the Honourable Premier, Danielle Smith, the Honourable Leader of the Official Opposition, Rachel Notley and veteran John McDonald.

The public is welcome to attend in person, and the event will be live streamed on as well as on the Legislative Assembly’s X, Facebook and YouTube channels.

Indigenous Veterans Day honours those of Indigenous heritage who have fought for our province and our country, their sacrifices and the lives lost.

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Karleigh Stevenson, Communications Consultant