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"u.s. army nursing corps" Discussed on Unreserved
"Sergeant Tommy prince recently received another honor. Canada post issued a stamp with Tommy and his uniform and the northern lights dancing above him. This is unreserved on CBC radio one serious examined native voice one. I'm Rosanna dear child. Today we are honoring the tremendous role indigenous soldiers played as allies to Canada. Even though indigenous people across Canada were being denied rights as citizens during the great wars, many still chose to stand with The Crown. John Moses knows the minds and hearts of indigenous soldiers on a personal and historical level. He comes from a long line of residential school survivors and veterans. John himself served with the Canadian armed forces for 5 years and co authored a commemorative history of Aboriginal people in the Canadian military. He is a member of the Delaware and upper Mohawk bands from the 6 nations of the grand river territory. Thank you so much for joining me today, John. Well, thank you. I appreciate the opportunity. Can you tell me about some of your family members who served in the military? Well, on both sides of the family, there have been military service members on my father's side of the family on the Moses side of the family. We certainly had members who served in Canada's two largely indigenous formations of the First World War of the great war on my mother's side of the family. My maternal grandmother Edith Anderson Ventura has been recognized as the first credentialed registered nurse of indigenous ancestry as a young woman at 6 nations she had wanted to be a registered nurse, but unfortunately because of Indian act, restrictions were era. She wasn't able to pursue her training in Canada without being in danger of losing her band membership in legal status. So her way around that was to actually undertake her nurses training in New York City beyond the gaze of the local Indian agent at 6 nations and she was actually living and working as a public health nurse in New York City when the Americans entered the First World War in 1917. So she volunteered for duty as a nursing sister with the U.S. Army nurse corps of the American expeditionary force. She's recognized as a pioneer of indigenous healthcare in this country. We had other family members who served during the Second World War, my father, the late Russ Moses, who was a naval veteran of the Korean War and has served in the air force during the Cold War. Let's focus on your grandfather's experience overseas. Which had some serious implications for your father and aunts. What happened to them? My own father's situation. He and his siblings were raised at the Mohawk institute Indian residential school, the infamous mushroom in branford from 1942 until 1947. That was my father Russ Moses and there were actually three generations of the Moses family that were raised at the Mohawk institute at the mushroom, my father Russ was there in the 1940s, his father, my grandfather, Ted Moses, was raised there during the years of the First World War and my great grandfather Nelson Moses was raised there even earlier in the 1880s so that makes me the first generation after three. That wasn't raised at the mushroom, the mushroom, of course. Closed its doors as a residential school in 1970, but there were many unanticipated outcomes to military service on the indigenous home front, quite aside from the possibility of death or injury for those who were serving in uniform at the front lines. They're all sorts of implications on the indigenous home front as well. So there were challenges to traditional political authority, there was loss or erosion to the Indian reserve land based, there was marital and family breakdown as parents and elder siblings and other role models departed for their own military service or civilian wartime employment with corresponding increase in the number of indigenous children who wound up in residential schools during wartime, which is sort of an under and under represented an under researched aspect of the residential school experience in Canadian history. Absolutely. Let's unpack that a little bit more. This connection between residential schools and enlisting because it's not something that's talked about very much. Certainly even under normal peacetime conditions, the very austere living conditions at the residential schools, the very strict discipline was akin to military service anyways, so that transition from residential school attendance to later military service was not a huge, a huge transition to undertake. As you mentioned, your father fought in the Korean War. What did he tell you about his reasons for joining the military? Well, he had been at the marshal under exceptionally severe wartime and post war conditions from 1942 until 19 47. His residential school experience was marked by severe discipline Melanie nutrition overwork and a lack of proper clothing. By the time he left the residential school, I think, in many ways, both figuratively and literally he wanted to put as much distance as he could between himself and the 6 nations community and the mushroom and his way up and out of that circumstance was to join the Royal Canadian navy. And yeah, he and he joined during the days of Canada's big ship navy not too many years after the Second World War when Canada still had quite a large navy and it was indeed possible to join the navy and see the world. So I think that was his that was his intention and that's what he did. So those reasons being he wanted to leave the residential school. He was very used to this kind of regimented way of life and this gave him an opportunity to travel. Yeah, you know, in a sense, I think he wanted to replace old memories with new memories, even if that included going to war. And he always, you know, commented that just on a material level, life in the navy, notwithstanding the discipline and notwithstanding the wartime environment, the clothing was better in the food was better and the discipline was less severe in the navy than it had been in the residential schools, so I think that that
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"u.s. army nursing corps" Discussed on Native America Calling
"This is national native news. I'm art Hughes in bra Antonio Gonzalez. The word squaw is derogatory and is on its way out for any federal places bearing the name. That's the bottom line of a formal declaration by U.S. department of interior secretary Deb Holland. The order also includes an investigation to replace other derogatory names. Holland's action forms a task force to identify and replace what she says are racist terms used by the federal government. She says names should celebrate a shared cultural heritage, not to in her words, perpetuate the legacies of oppression. Earlier this year, the privately owned California ski resort changed its name from squaw valley after decades of pressure from local tribes, at least two states have laws prohibiting using the word for place names. The federal legislation known as Savannah's act has seen its first deadline come and go, and at least two members of Congress are seeking answers. The act of facilitate better coordination and expand data collection to combat the crisis of missing and murdered indigenous women calls for the Justice Department to give regular reports to Congress. The act was signed into law in October 2020. No reports from DOJ are scheduled. Washington state Republican Dan newhouse issued a statement, saying he is deeply disappointed that the deadline was missed given the extent of the crisis in his state and across the country. California Democrat Norma Torres urges complete transparency from the department relating to the act's implementation. The law was named for Savannah lafontaine grey wind a pregnant 22 year old spirit Lake Dakota woman, who was murdered in 2017. Another bipartisan group of lawmakers are calling on the U.S. attorney general to act on recommendations on a report by the general accounting office that finds among other things, there is no comprehensive data on missing and murdered indigenous people. Noted Lakota elder Marcello bow has died. She was a decorated World War II veteran serving as a nurse in the U.S. Army nurse corps, a citizen of the Cheyenne river Sioux tribe, she served on that nation's council for four years. This month, she was inducted into the Native American Hall of Fame at age 102. She told native America calling producer Andy Murphy, how much she appreciated the recognition. Do you know I've had many honors in my life, but to be honored by Native American people as the greatest honor I have ever received. Lebeau served as the director of nursing at the eagle Butte IHS hospital and among other things, she was known for her leadership and health and wellness and health policy. She was also a champion of the effort to rescind the medals of honor from the soldiers who participated in the wounded knee massacre in 1890. At the presidential candidates forum and 2019, she asked each of the candidates the same question, whether they would support the remove the stain act. Back on our reservation on the same river reservation, there is a pervasive sadness that exists there because of wounded knee and what happened there..
"u.s. army nursing corps" Discussed on Encyclopedia Womannica
"Hello. From wonder media network, I'm Jenny Kaplan, and this is romantica. This month we're highlighting indigenous women from around the globe. Today, we're talking about a woman who broke barriers and encouraged those around her to do the same. She was the first indigenous woman in Canada to become a registered nurse, and the first indigenous woman to gain the right to vote in a Canadian election. Let's talk about Charlotte Edith Anderson montour. Charlotte Edith Anderson montour, who mostly went by Edith, was born in 1890 on the 6 nations reserve in OS weekend, near brantford Ontario. She was of Mohawk descent. Edith excelled in school and was a high school graduate, a rare accomplishment for Canadian women, both indigenous and non indigenous at that time. She wanted to go to nursing school, the Canadian federal law prohibited indigenous students from enrolling. Still, Edith didn't let that stop her. Instead, she applied to New York's New Rochelle nursing school and was accepted. In 1914, Edith graduated at the top of her class and became the first Canadian indigenous registered nurse. Edith worked as a nurse in New York until 1917 when the U.S. entered into World War I. She then joined the U.S. Army nursing corps, along with 14 other Canadian nurses. Her community expected her to die overseas. Before she left, she received ceremonial Mohawk clothing to wear and burial. Nevertheless, a 27 years old, Edith traveled to France and began treating wounded soldiers. The working conditions were harrowing. Edith worked 14 hour shifts in brutal wartime conditions, sometimes witnessing whole towns being demolished. Even in the midst of this violence, Edith made deep human connections. She befriended a 20 year old soul named Earl king. She called him her pet patient. He had been shot in the neck, but they all expected him to make a full recovery. Unexpectedly, Earl hemorrhaged and died one morning. Edith wrote in her diary, my heart was broken. Cried most of the day and could not sleep. She reached out to Earl's parents and formed a friendship with them, later going to visit them in Iowa. When Edith returned from the war, she was granted the right to vote. In Canada, the military voters act of 1917 gave all Canadians who served in the war the right to vote. Including Edith. Indigenous women generally in Canada didn't gain the right to vote until 1960. Edith eventually moved back to the reservation where she grew up, and worked as a nurse there until 1955. She had 5 children. Helen Moses, her daughter. Continued her mother's legacy, becoming a founding member of the Canadian indigenous nurses association. In 1996, Edith died just a few days before her 106th birthday..