… of some fascinating local presentations.
This evening marked the first of the Dan MacQuarrie Lecture series at the Salmar. The lecture was by historian James Wood on the 114th battalion of the Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF), which was made up of an estimated 4,000 soldiers of indigenous descent.
Wood’s weaving of the events and politics of WW1 and the aboriginal volunteerism within the Canadian war effort and general society was spell-binding in it’s recounting and it’s implications.
Be sure to check out the next lecture when it’s announced.
I’m hoping that some of you who attended the workshop can elaborate on it. This was an amazing turnout with a wide spectrum of community members and local politicos.