UM honours Indigenous Veterans Day and Remembrance Day
Shauna Mulligan, Métis PhD student in Indigenous Studies and Army Reserve Veteran, encourages everyone to honour veterans 365 days a year
Shauna Mulligan is a Métis PhD student in Indigenous Studies and Army Reserve Veteran, having served from 1995 to 2002 as a Medical Assistant. In the above video, she shares her family’s rich history of military service. A legacy, she says, runs to the very core of who she is as a person.
Enlisting in the armed forces right after high school was not just a career choice for Mulligan; it was a tribute to her ancestors and their unwavering commitment to protecting people’s rights and freedom.
Mulligan wants to honour the significance of Indigenous Veterans Day and Remembrance Day, by urging us all to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice while highlighting the importance of supporting veterans and those who continue to serve all year round.
After a 20 year career in health care, Mulligan is currently working with Indigenous Veterans by attending ceremonies including commemoration events, sweat lodges, veteran ceremonies, and namings.