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The Contributions of Native and African Canadians to WWI
Transcript of The Contributions of Native and African Canadians to WWI
of Native and
to WWI African-Canadian
Contributions Native Contribution Native and African Canadians
Before and After the War What this did for the future of
African Canadians in warfare About the No. 2 Construction Battalion Leading up the Creation of the No.2 Construction Battalion Why Enlist? Native Battalions -Enlisting wasn't compulsory
-Loyalty to England as opposed
-Valued the "Warrior" Blackfoot Saying:
"It is better for a man to be killed in battle than to die of old age or sickness." didn't -3,500 Native men enlisted
-500 Native men made up
the 107th battalion
- Company D of the 114th
battalion was comprised of
Iroquois men Native Canadians in the Home -government started to lease reserve land to non aboriginal farmers, and didn’t ask Aboriginals
-donated at least $44 000 to the military fund
-Native women helped as nurses
-there was lots of propaganda and
discrimination against natives Native Canadians Post-War -Were not given same post war benefits as other soldiers
-Hope that they would be treated better which was not the case
-Many soldiers spoke out against their treatment
-League founded - wanted to improve conditions on reserves African Canadians in the Home -turned away at recruitment offices
-wrote letter to protest black people not being able
-very involved in World War 1
-racism was still a big problem
-Lieutenant-Colonel George W Fowler said: “I have been fortunate to have
secured a very fine class of recruits
and I did not think it fair to these men
that they should have to mingle with
Negroes” African Canadians Post-War -created No.2 Construction battalion in 1906
-weren't allowed to fight, but they dug
shelters and trenches
-1939-1945 was when black canadians were
accepted into WW1 -Lieutenant-Colonel George
W. Fowler On the Home Front -Agriculture
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• During the war...
• After the war/Death...
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