Record of Service

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Following in the footsteps of his brothers and many members of his Métis community, Frank Tomkins enrolled in the Canadian Army in 1945. His story touches on his family’s connection to the North-West Resistance, Cree Code Talkers, and the benefits denied to Indigenous veterans after the Second World War.

Show Notes

Following in the footsteps of his brothers and many members of his Métis community, Frank Tomkins enrolled in the Canadian Army in 1945. His story touches on his family’s connection to the North-West Resistance, Cree Code Talkers, and the benefits denied to Indigenous veterans after the Second World War.

Listen, then request a Memory Project speaker at http://www.thememoryproject.com/book-a-speaker
Learn more about the Louis Riel, Poundmaker, Indigenous veterans and more from The Canadian Encyclopedia: https://thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en
 
Music Credits: Kai Engel – Summer Days, Marcel Pequel – Six

What is Record of Service?

Record of Service, a podcast presented by The Memory Project. In this series, we bring you interviews with Canada’s veterans—their stories of life, loss and service. A new episode every week until November 11.

The Memory Project Speakers Bureau and archive connects veterans and Canadian Forces members with school and community groups from coast to coast. A program of Historica Canada, the Memory Project has been made possible in part by the Government of Canada.

Go to thememoryproject.com to browse our archive of interviews or to book a speaker for your classroom or community event. If you’re a veteran or an active member of the Canadian Forces, please contact us at memory@historicacanada.ca to find out how you can become a speaker.