Trʼondëk Hwëchʼin soldiers honoured at annual event in Dawson City


About thirty people gathered on Tuesday for a small ceremony honouring indigenous soldiers and veterans at the Dänojà Zho Cultural Centre in Dawson City, Yukon.

The event is organized every Nov. 8 to mark Indigenous Veterans Day.

“I don’t think it’s a very widely known day to everyone,” Trʼondëk Hwëchʼin Chief Roberta Joseph explained. “I don’t think too many communities have a ceremony to acknowledge our people who have gone to war. Some of them sacrificed their lives. I don’t think we do enough to acknowledge them.”

Joseph said prior to having an event in Dawson, Yukoners would travel to Winnipeg to participate in Indigenous Veterans Day events. She said a group of sisters approached the cultural centre eight

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