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Monument marking War of 1812 unveiled

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Compiled by Shari Narine







The “Spirit of Alliance,” a monument marking the War of 1812, was commissioned by the Whitecap Dakota First Nation. It was unveiled in Saskatoon on Sept. 19 by Prince Edward,†Earl of†Wessex.† Commemorating the relationship between First Nations and the Crown at the time of the War of 1812, the monument highlights the history of the Dakota-Crown alliance. “We must remember our original veteran soldiers and warriors who together made the ultimate sacrifice and laid the foundation for our beautiful multicultural nation,” Whitecap Dakota First Nation Chief Darcy Bear said. “We honour this spirit of alliance through this monument that we have built with our partners.” The monument was designed in collaboration with local artists Adrian Stimson, Jean-Sebastien Gauthier and Ian (Happy) Grove.