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A bearded male sculptor uses a carving tool while he works on a statue of a First World War soldier in a uniform of the time period.

Company Sergeant-Major Francis Pegahmagabow Memorial – an inspiring tribute to an Aboriginal war hero

This year marks the100th anniversary of Company Sergeant-Major Francis Pegahmagabow’s departure for the frontlines of the Great War. An impressive bronze likeness of the hero will be unveiled June 21, 2016 on National Aboriginal Day in Parry Sound, Ontario, near Sgt Pegahmagabow’s birthplace at Wasauksing First Nation.

Five men - four of them dressed in camouflage army uniforms - and a woman stand together inside of a tent holding and displaying traditional Aboriginal ceremonial objects.

Master Warrant Officer Stan Mercredi - A proud carrier of Aboriginal tradition

Master Warrant Officer Stanley Mercredi maintains a sacred privilege among his peers: As a an appointed carrier for the Department of National Defence/Canadian Armed Forces Eagle Staff, he proudly represents Aboriginal customs and traditions on behalf of the  Defence Team community in events across Canada. MWO Mercredi will be parading the Staff in Ottawa during Aboriginal Awareness Week (May 24 to 27), a nationwide celebration of Aboriginal culture within the Canadian public service, and at the100th anniversary commemoration ceremonies of the Battles of the Somme and Beaumont-Hamel in France this July.

A soldier falling through the air while parachuting.

Celebrating 45 years of freefalling – SkyHawks style

The SkyHawks is the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) military parachute demonstration team. Established in 1971, members of the SkyHawks have now been captivating audiences with their daring aerial formations using their signature Canadian flag canopies for 45 years. Since its inception, the team has performed at more than 5,000 venues in Canada and the United States and interacted with over 75 million spectators.

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