Prominent First Nation individuals struggle with Diamond Jubilee nominations

The year 2012 marked the 60th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II’s ascension to the throne.

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The year 2012 marked the 60th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II’s ascension to the throne.

As a way of honouring the Queen for her service to this country, the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Medal was created.

About 60,000 Canadians have received the medal as a way to honour their significant contributions and achievements to Canada.

However, some First Nations recipients are now declining the honour.

APTN National News reporter Larissa Burnouf has this story.

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1 thought on “Prominent First Nation individuals struggle with Diamond Jubilee nominations

  1. If the medals are being delivered via the Harper government they they have no choice but to decline it as per the treaty to treaty relationship between First Nations and the Queen means it has to be delivered directly from the Queen.

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