by Floyd P. Favel WWII Veteran Philip Favel of Sweetgrass First Nation SWEETGRASS FIRST NATION — There are not many surviving World War II veterans and so they are an important cultural resource for us today. They are representatives of our great warrior tradition and of a generation who volunteered to fight in a war

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as told by Fred Poorman Michael LaPlante (front), WWII Veteran from Kawacatoose First Nation Standing L-R: Chief Dennis Dustyhorn, Kawacatoose First Nation, Councillor Fred Poorman, Kawacatoose First Nation, FSIN Vice Chief Dutch E. Lerat KAWACATOOSE FIRST NATION — Michael LaPlante was born on June 7, 1924 on the Kawacatoose (Poorman) First Nation. His Indian name

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by Armand LaPlante Virginia Pechawis (r) with daughter Lorraine Pechawis. Virginia Pechawis, is the oldest female Saskatchewan First Nation veteran who served in World War II, and one of the few remaining Saskatchewan First Nations veterans who served in a World War. Before the age of 18, Virginia was unhappy with life on the reserve

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  by Armand LaPlante Edward Baldhead, 1928-2016. Edward Baldhead was born on the One Arrow First Nation on March 19, 1928, to the parents of Joe and Mary Francis Baldhead. During his youth, Edward was placed in St. Michael’s Indian Residential School in Duck Lake, Saskatchewan, and he stayed there right until his 18th birthday.

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