Friday, January 9, 2015

the role of Newfoundland Mi’kmaq in the Great War

Recognizing a gap in the province's written military history.

"A humanities professor hopes to shed some light on the involvement of the Newfoundland Mi'kmaq, the Indigenous First Nations people of the island, in the First World War. The research of Dr. Maura Hanrahan, assistant professor and chair of the humanities program at Grenfell Campus, will inform a detailed database of Newfoundland Mi'kmaq service personnel and provide details on their home communities, families, ages and occupations when they enlisted, the unit they belonged to, whether they were injured or killed, and details of their death."