(Photo: Grave marker for Henry Norwest, a Cree-Metis saddler, cowboy, trapper and hunter from Alberta, served as a sniper with the 50th Battalion C.E.F. Officially credited with 115 confirmed kills, the highest “score” recorded in the armies of the British Empire to that point, Norwest was killed in action August 18, 918 near Amiens. Source: Veterans Affairs Canada)
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Aboriginal veterans are honoured every year on Nov. 8.
In Manitoba, Aboriginal Veterans Day has been recognized since 1994.
APTN National News reporter Meagan Fiddler was the ceremonies in Winnipeg.