Tribute to Nisg̱a’a Veterans on National Indigenous Veterans Day

Many Nisg̱a’a citizens proudly contributed to Canadian wartime efforts, among them we remember and honour:

The late Thomas “Tommy” Dennis who served in World War II.  After basic training Mr. Dennis actively served in England from 1941-1945 and was awarded 5 medals.

The late Milton Clark served in World War II.  Following his basic training, Milton actively served oversees from 1941-1945 and was awarded 5 medals.

The late Reginald Dangeli – World War II, Master Sergeant who served in the Asian Pacific Campaign/Phillipines.

The late Hector Gurney – World War II.  Mr. Gurney served in Alberta in 1945.

Reginald Sampare, Sr. of Laxgalts'ap served in the First Battalion Princess Patricia Canadian Light Infantry Fort Macleod Germany from 1963-1966.

A number of young men from Gitlax̱t’aamiks (photographed above) proudly volunteered during World War II for Canada’s home guard, the Pacific Coast Rangers, among them we remember and honour;

Reginald Percival, Sr.; Herbert Pollard; Jacob Davis; Eli Gosnell; Chris Clayton; Roy Azak; Herbert Morven, Sr.

We also remember the countless young Nisg̱a'a who have served and are currently serving in the Canadian Armed Forces across the country and around the world.

 The Nisg̱a`a Nation proudly honours and remembers the contributions of all of our beloved Nisg̱a’a veterans on this National Indigenous Veterans Day.

Nisg̱a’a Lisims Government welcomes Nisg̱a’a veterans or their families to contribute to our annual National Indigenous Veterans Day tribute by submitting photographs and profiles of your service by email to

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