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Barbaranne Wright wearing her Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal
M¨¦tis Nation of Ontario (MNO) citizen Barbaranne Wright received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal during a ceremony at the National Aboriginal Veterans Monument in Ottawa on National Aboriginal Day, June 21. 2012.
Barbaranne was one of several Aboriginal people to receive the Medal at a ceremony commemorating 200 years of Aboriginal voluntary military service in the defence of Canada. Barbaranne is the women¡¯s representative on the MNO Niagara Region M¨¦tis Council and her Medal recognized her work in a number of Veterans projects. Barbaranne is the daughter of a M¨¦tis veteran and a number of her ancestors fought in the War of 1812.
The Medals were presented by the Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Veterans Affairs for Canada. "What a great day to be a proud M¨¦tis Woman," Barbaranne said.See ALL news articles