Aboriginal Veterans Honour List
from River Desert, Maniwaki, Quebec
Canadian Forestry Corps
September 20, 2011:
Thanks to Bob Briggs for sending along this list of Algonquin men from the River Desert Band at Maniwaki, Quebec who served in the
Canadian Forestry Corps. Native people across Canada were recruited for service in the Forestry Service in both WWI and WW2.
The men from Maniwaki followed many generations of experienced woodsmen and lumbermen.
Baptiste, Ignace Andrew
Baptiste, John Joseph
Carle, John - WWI
Chabot, Michael J.
McDougall, Joseph W.
Odjick, Basil Alias
Odjick, Robert Simon
Scott, Michael J. (picture below)
Whiteduck, Daniel Joseph
Source: Aboriginal Veterans Honour List
Stephen McGregor's excellent book Since Time Immemorial: "Our Story" is the best reference work on the
Algonquin Band at River Desert. Here is a photograph of Michael J. Scott from his book:
E-mail Bob Briggs and Allan Lewis
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