Statue honors Indigenous and other D-Day troops


Last updated 5/14/2024 at 11:59am

REGINA, Sask.—In April, The Royal Regina Rifles (RRR) unveiled a statue honoring troops who landed on the beaches at Normandy, France on D-Day-including the quarter of the regiment who were First Nations.

Of the Indigenous soldiers in the RRR, most were from the Peepeekisis First Nation.

"The contributions of Indigenous veterans have really been overlooked for a long time,"historian Kelsey Loney told APTN News. "We are so proud to include the Indigenous perspective on this story, and you know, it's just an incredible piece of our provincial history."

Then called The Regina Rifle Regiment, they...

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