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Dakota first nations recognized for role in War of 1812.

Standing Buffalo Dakota, Wahpeton Dakota and Whitecap Dakota First Nations accepted flags and medals from the Canadian government on behalf of their communities for their involvement in the War of 1812. While the war was fought mainly in the western Great Lakes, Niagara and St. Lawrence regions, many of the descendants of Aboriginals who fought alongside the British settled in Saskatchewan. In a special ceremony in Ottawa on Oct. 25 marking the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812, 48 First Nations and Metis communities were recognized by Gov. Gen. David Johnston for their role.


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Title Annotation:SASK BRIEFS
Author:Narine, Shari
Publication:Saskatechewan Sage
Date:Dec 1, 2012
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