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42nd Parliament, 1st Session (December 3, 2015 - September 11, 2019)

Needs and Issues Specific to Indigenous Veterans

Report and Government Response

Report 11: Indigenous Veterans: From Memories of Injustice to Lasting Recognition
  • Adopted by the Committee: January 30, 2019
  • Presented to the House: February 8, 2019
  • Government Response Requested

Pursuant to the motion adopted at its meeting on November 9, 2017, the House of Commons Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs is undertaking a “study on the services offered to Indigenous veterans with a focus on the specific needs and issues faced by this population.”

This is the Committee’s first study on Indigenous veterans. The study topics include:

  • Support offered to Indigenous veterans by their communities during the transition process;
  • Quality of services offered to Indigenous veterans by Veterans Affairs Canada;
  • Specific needs of Indigenous veterans living in remote areas;
  • Specific issues affecting:
    • First Nations veterans (on- and off-reserve);
    • Métis veterans;
    • Inuit veterans;
    • Modern-day Indigenous veterans; and
    • Indigenous reservists.
  • Treatment of Indigenous veterans who served in the Second World War and the Korean War;
  • Issues concerning veterans who served with the Canadian Rangers; and
  • Services offered to Indigenous veterans who served with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police by Veterans Affairs Canada.


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