Four gorgeous beaded poppies, in different designs.

National Indigenous Veterans Day

Tuesday, November 8, 2022
10:00 am
This is an online event.
This event is presented in a hybrid format.
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Today I celebrated National Indigenous Veterans Day, by zooming into a group of classrooms and answering students' questions about being a veteran. One asked what the hardest part of being in the military was for me. My answer - the push-ups! Another asked if I liked being in the military. My answer - I loved it, I got to meet wonderful people and travel to interesting parts of the world.

I'm grateful to Loretta Desouza who organized the virtual visit. The poppies in this image are the work of Patti from White Owl Unique Crafts. Patti taught the students how to make beaded poppies after I answered their questions. I met Loretta and Patti through the Native Women's Association of Canada #BeTheDrum program.

It was a lot of fun interacting with the students, teachers, Loretta and Patti.

November 8, 2022