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Women start new tradition to honour Eskasoni’s veterans – CBC

Nov 11, 2019

‘We want our children to remember them, too’

Eskasoni First Nation has a new Remembrance Day tradition.

Banners with photos of local veterans line the street of the main road.

Rosie Basque and Mary Gould have been working on the project since July. Both are volunteers in Eskasoni’s Remembrance Day events.

After seeing banners in Millbrook First Nation last year, they knew they wanted their veterans to get the same recognition.

“Eskasoni is the Mi’kmaq’s largest reserve so I thought it was a great idea,” said Basque.

Basque and Gould designed the banners. Each one includes the word sma’knis — meaning veteran in Mi’kmaq — and includes where the veteran served.

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