‘Forgotten Soldiers’

It would seem that a big part of this current problem is veterans living in extremely remote communities. How can government be expected to provide the same level of service in these places?

“Once known as the “forgotten soldiers”, Indigenous {Indian} veterans campaigned for recognition of their services and proper benefits, leading to a federal government apology and compensation package for ‘First Nations’ in 2003.

“But in the complex realm of veterans benefits, many former ‘indigenous’ military members say they still face a unique gap when it comes to receiving supports, particularly those living on northern remote reserves…

“Scott Sheffield, an associate professor in history at the University of Fraser Valley, wrote a 2001 federal report on ‘First Nations’ veterans issues, which lead to the government’s apology two years later. He said the problems with ‘indigenous’ benefits compensation have roots in the ‘Veterans Charter’, which was drafted during the Second World War to help soldiers transition back home.

“The charter was designed so that those fighting overseas could return to their jobs and gain access to land and university tuition fees. But those provisions depended on whether those soldiers already had pre-war education, land and work experience. Most of the ‘indigenous’ military members did not.

“A liquor ban on anyone identifying as a Status Indian meant that many ‘indigenous’ veterans could not access Legion Halls for support or advice on post-war benefits, Sheffield said.

“Status Indian veterans were also told to return to their reserve and get information from Indian agents, instead of a Veterans Affairs advisor. In many cases, Sheffield added, those agents were overworked and ill-equipped to provide advice…”

–‘Years after federal government apology, Indigenous veterans still falling through the cracks’
Lucy Scholey, APTN, May 8, 2018

http://aptnnews.ca/2018/05/08/years-after-federal-government-apology-indigenous-veterans-still-falling-through-the-cracks/

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