David Jon Fuller, whose story “The Wolves of Vimy” features in Kneeling in the Silver Light edited by Dean Drinkel (published a couple of months ago by The Alchemy Press), has written an informative blog on the background to his story, about the Canadian Aboriginal people who fought in the Great War. Essential reading.
” By the early 20th century, the government of Canada was depriving indigenous people of their lands, instituting residential schools and encouraging white settlement. Despite this, many aboriginal people enlisted to fight in the First World War.”
The article is available on the Winnipeg Free Press website.