Indigenous Veterans Initiative

 


At the start of 2019, the Last Post Fund introduced the Indigenous Unmarked Grave Program, an initiative of the Last Post Fund National Office that is consistent with the Canadian government’s efforts towards advancing reconciliation and renewing the relationship with Indigenous peoples based on the recognition of rights, respect, cooperation and partnership.
This program has two components:

  • Indigenous Unmarked Graves To provide grave markers to Indigenous Veterans deceased for over 5 years and lying in unmarked graves.

  • Indigenous Traditional Name Marking To add traditional names of Indigenous Veterans to existing military grave markers.

Both of these program components require research and community support from members of Indigenous communities throughout Canada.

If you think that a family member or a member of your community may qualify for this program, or if you would like to contribute to the community research effort, please contact Maria Trujillo, Indigenous Program Coordinator at
1-800-465-7113 extension 222, email: mtrujillo@lastpost.ca.