Métis Veterans

The Métis Nation–Saskatchewan (MN–S) Veterans Ministry is here to advocate on behalf of our brave Métis people who answered the call to military service in defense of our country and her allies.

The Ministry will work closely with our government partners and Veterans Affairs Canada to ensure that our Métis men and women are remembered for their service, are compensated accordingly and are commemorated.

Kaayaa chi Waaniihkayaahk – Lest We Forget

Miwī Wihkats kawaniskisinaw – We shall never forget

MN–S hosts a private ceremony for Métis veterans and their families on Indigenous Veterans Day,
Wednesday, November 8, 2023.


Opening Prayer
Lighting of the Fire in Remembrance of Resistance Warriors 
Indigenous drumming
Lowering of National Flags  
Readings The Act of Remembrance / Ta Kiskisiya Simâkan’ sihkânak / English/Michif/Cree
Last Post
Silence / Two Minutes 
Wreath Laying


Ta Kiskisiya Simâkan’sihkânak / The Act of Remembrance 


Miwī wihkats kawaniskisinaw lī soldat

Nimwî wihkâc ta kihtêyôwak, piyakwan kiyanaw ôta kâ ati kihtêyôyak

Nimwî kîkwêy kihtêyôsînô âspihêwin ta pakam’skâkowak, ahpô ta mihtâtahkwâw kîkwaya

Aspin ohci kâ pahk’simok mîna kâ pî sâkâstîk

Ka kiskisinaw


They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old;

Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.

At the going down of the sun and in the morning

Response: We will remember them

Reference material available:

Métis Soldiers of Saskatchewan by Cathy Littlejohn Purchase the book here.

Métis Nation-Saskatchewan
310 20th Street East, Saskatoon, SK S7K 0A7