MP Larry Miller Congratulates First Nations and Métis Communities Recognized for their War of 1812 Contributions

October 25, 2012

For Immediate Release

October 25, 2012

MP Larry Miller Congratulates First Nations and Métis Communities Recognized for their War of 1812 Contributions

Ottawa, ON – Larry Miller, MP for Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound, congratulates all First Nations and Métis communities with heritage linked to the War of 1812 that were recognized at the National Recognition Ceremony held at Rideau Hall.

The Honourable John Duncan, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada and Prime Minister Stephen Harper recognized 48 First Nations and Métis communities at a special ceremony today. Among the communities recognized was the Chippewas of Nawash First Nation.

“I would like to congratulate Chippewas of Nawash First Nation on being recognized for their efforts during the war of 1812,” said Miller. “The bravery shown and sacrifices made by all First Nation Métis communities were contributing factors in shaping Canada into the country it is today.”

In addition to highlighting Aboriginal contributions to the War of 1812, this recognition ceremony also helps to mark the 200th Anniversary of the War of 1812, an important milestone in the lead-up to the 150th Anniversary of Canada’s Confederation in 2017.

More information on this National Recognition Ceremony is available at; www.1812.gc.ca.

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