OHSWEKEN — It was a beautiful day in Ohsweken as the community gathered in Veterans Park to read out the names of the fallen warriors and honour those Veterans from the Six Nations community and other Haudenosaunee communities that are still with us.
Each year, Six Nations remembers together with a parade and memorial service. This was the first full ceremony since the COVID-19 Pandemic began and it was full service — starting with a parade, a gun salute and a dramatic four aircraft fly-over Veteran’s Park in remembrance of all indigenous veterans.
Six Nations was host this year to the Minister of Indigenous Affairs for Ontario, and MPP for Kenora-Rainy River Greg Rickford; Vance Badaway, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister to the Minister of Indigenous Services and the MP for Niagara Centre; along with MPP for Brantford-Brant Will Bouma. The three elected leaders marched along with Six Nations Elected Chief Mark Hill and spoke at the memorial to mark the days ceremonies.