Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Justice

BCMA Webinar: Who do you remember? Diversification in Military Narratives

November 10, 2021

Join the BCMA in commemorating Remembrance Day with a panel on the historical contributes of marginalized groups.  Hear from author and historian, Steven Purewal, on the untold stories and contributions of Indian soldiers in the First World War. Indian calvary, artillery, and infantry would fight as brothers-in-arms with Canadians throughout the war in many key battles on the Western Front. The battle of Ypres in Flanders, the Somme, and Vimy Ridge is a proud shared history by both ‘Son’s of Empire’.

Fellow panelist, Dr. Scott Sheffield, from the University of the Fraser Valley will be joining to speak on his life’s research – Canadian Indigenous participation in and experiences of war, and the striking parallels to be found in Indigenous peoples’ experiences in Australia, New Zealand, and the United States.