by Meghan Finney, MK

Chief Rufus Copage of Indian Brook. Photo by Meghan Finney

Chief Rufus Copage of Indian Brook. Photo by Meghan Finney

On Thursday, November 7th, hundreds of Shubencadie Band community members honoured veterans with a special Remembrance Day ceremony.

The ceremony began with a walk from the community’s cemetery to its cenotaph, lead by Chief Rufus Copage. The ceremony finished at LSK, where proud veteran himself, Chief Copage, addressed staff, students, parents, teachers, and community members.

At the unveiling of the new cenotaph, Chief Copage reflects on the sacred place of remembrance.

“In many early conflicts, our First Nation warriors played pivotal roles with their superior reconnaissance skills, accuracy and fearlessness of combat,” says Copage. “These qualities proved to be essential to the success of ...

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