Nawash Veterans

Nawash Veterans have served their Nation well

Chief James Nawash served at the right hand of Tecumseh during the War of 1812. In the two major wars of the 20th Century, the Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation sent the largest proportion of eligible males of any community in Canada.

Veterans in Picture

Fifth row, left to right: Ephraim Ashkewe, Resime Akiwenzie, Sylvester Keeshig, Allan Sky, John Wesley Keeshig, Stephen Proulx, Henry Johnston, Archie Johnston.

Fourth row, left to right: “Paddy” Lavalley, Fred Lavalley, John McLeod, Peter Nadjiwon, Paul Nadjiwon, Gregor Keeshig, Peter Akiwenzie, Charles Akiwenzie, Peter Desjardine, Oliver Johnston, John Jones.

Third row, left to right: Peter Martin, Bernard Solomon, Harry Taytor, Edward Akiwenzie, Andrew Akiwenzie, Lennox Johnston, Matthew Solomon, Charles Pedoniquotte, Daniel Proulx.

Second row, left to right: Francis Ritchie, Alex Johnston, Levi Chegahno, Elias Mitchell, Little Morgan Johnston, Mike Lavalley, Alex Taylor, Burlyn Lavalley, William Akiwenzie.

First row, left to right: Wilfred Lamorandiere, Wellington Pedoniquotte, Enoch Taylor, Lt. Patterson, Barney Keeshig, Little Walter Lavalley, James Tomah, Little Martin Lavalley.

Missing: Daniel Elliotte, Joe Elliotte, Duncan Elliotte, Laurier Elliotte, Frank Lavalley, Jr , Joseph Shawangishig, Lawrence Keeshig, Willis Keeshig and William Johnston.

Remembrance Day 1996

Back Row: Steve Proulx, Rob McGregor
Front Row: William Waukey, Eli Chegahno, Jonah Chegahno

Nawash Vets honored Nawash veterans received medals honoring their service from the Assembly of First Nations in 2000.

Standing: Ronald Johnston, Ernie Nadjiwon, Ross Johnston, Gordon Johnston, Wilmer Nadjiwon, Ted Johnston, Giles Keeshig, AFN Grand Chief Matthew Coon-Come

Seated: Vera Kukhta, Vincent Nadjiwon, Oliver Deleary, George Keeshig.