An event at Lower Fort Garry, National Historic Site, was held to celebrate the life of Tommy Prince, an Anishnaabe activist and war hero originally from Brokenhead Ojibway Nation, Manitoba.
Hosted by Parks Canada, Treaty 1 First Nations and the Canadian Armed Forces, the event included firing of a historic canon, parade, ceremonial drum song and a military flyby. A plaque was unveiled in honour of Sgt. Tommy Prince as a person of national historic significance.
Tommy Prince is the newest addition to Parks Canada’s Hometown Heroes program, recognizing those who made major contributions to Canada’s wartime efforts.
“Canada must do more to care for war veterans including providing shelter for them. My father died homeless in Winnipeg.” Said Thomas Prince Jr.