Military Monday: Obituary: James Eagle served in the Canadian military after suffering residential school

He served his country in the Korean War as a member of the Canadian military despite suffering the indignities of the residential school system as a boy.

In doing so, he once told an interviewer, he was joining hands with the more than 8,000 Indigenous people who fought for Canada in the First and Second World Wars.

“It’s very important to do our bit for the country,” he said. “And we aboriginal people are forgiving people, and I forgave what they did to me at residential school to serve my country.”

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