This documentary introduces us to the thousands of Indigenous people who enlisted and fought for Canada alongside their countrymen and women during World War II, even though they could not be conscripted.
While they fought for the freedom of others, they were being denied their rights in their own country. As a reward for fighting, the returning soldiers were allowed to buy land at a cheap price. However, many of the Indigenous soldiers were never told about the land entitlement, and some returned home to find the government had seized parts of their own reserve lands to compensate non-Indigenous veterans.
Narrator Tootoosis gives a historical overview, while Indigenous veterans share their poignant and unforgettable war memories, and the ways in which they have healed.