The Royal Nova Scotia Historical Society has received the following notice:
When the first Canadian contingent left Halifax in 1914 for the Great War, it appeared to be very British. After the experiences of that first world war and of the past century, it has become clearer that Indigenous People have not only been included in the Canadian military but have contributed significantly to its evolution.
The Royal United Services Institute of Nova Scotia extends an invitation to members of the Royal Nova Scotia Historical Society to hear a talk by John MacFarlane, Directorate of History and Heritage, Department of National Defence, on Wednesday, 21 November 2018. John’s talk is titled “Growing Together: the Cultural Contribution of Indigenous People in the Canadian Military since the First World War.” His bio is attached.
The event will start at 11:30 am at the Royal Artillery Park Officers’ Mess, 1575 Queen Street, Halifax, with an informal no-host get together, followed by the talk at noon, then questions and answers, to finish about 1:30 pm.
A limited number of light lunches will be available at a small charge. There are some cafés, etc., in the area that offer quick take out lunches. Parking at Royal Artillery Park is very limited.
Registration is not required and there is no fee to attend this event.
Commander, Royal Canadian Navy (retired)
Royal United Services Institute of Nova Scotia
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