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Indian Braves Film Screening

November 8, 2023 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Indigenous Programs & Services is hosting a screening of the Indian Braves documentary on National Indigenous Veterans’ Day. There will be a brief opportunity for discussion following the film and popcorn and refreshments will be provided.

As Indigenous Veterans Day and Remembrance Day approach, it is important to acknowledge the contributions of Indigenous Veterans to the Canadian Military in WWI and WWII. There have been many who gave up their rights as Indigenous people in order to join the Canadian Armed Forces and fight for the rights and beliefs that Canadians continue to hold today. Despite not being considered Canadian citizens until 1960, many Indigenous people volunteered to fight on behalf of Canada.

It is estimated that there were over 4000 First Nation soldiers enlisted during World War I and possibly another 2000 who were Metis or Inuit. During World War II, it is believed that there were approximately 3,090 Indigenous soldiers in the Military.

Indian Braves Film Screening
12–1 pm | Wednesday, November 8
SUO Theatre (UNC 106)

About Indian Braves:

“Following the work done by the Last Post Fund to honour Indigenous veterans by purchasing/installing gravestones, this doc travels across the country to meet veterans and their families to hear their stories of life in the Canadian military.” (CBC Gem, 2023).

Trigger Warning:
Please be advised that some of the information and images shared in the film that may be distressing.

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November 8, 2023
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


University Centre (UNC) – UBCSUO Theatre
3272 University Way
Kelowna, BC V1V 1V7 Canada
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Additional Info

Room Number
SUO Theatre UNC 106
Registration/RSVP Required
Yes (see event description)
Event Type
Faculty, Staff, Students