Saturday, May 9, 2015

The First Nations

One of the other military monuments in Confederation Park stands opposite from the Lord Elgin Hotel. It is the Aboriginal Veterans Monument, honouring First Nations soldiers through Canadian history. Four members from different tribes are represented, as are five animals- the eagle, the bison, the bear, the wolf, and the elk.


The sculpture, designed by artist Lloyd Pinay, incorporates Aboriginal beliefs and symbols, including not only weapons among the four human figures, but the peace pipe and an eagle feather fan. It is an impressive monument, just down the street from the National War Memorial. It was unveiled in 2001.





35 comments:

  1. Glad to see it. This is why Canada is a great nation.

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  2. Canadá have beautiful monuments and also very good hotels.
    The roof color of many hotels is also marvellous.

    Tomás.

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  3. The bottom shot really appeals to me.

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  4. I like it with the spread wings of the eagle on top.

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  5. The howling wolf brings back memories of one of my backpacking trips in Canada many moons ago. :-)

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  6. The spread of wings over the monument is most impressive.

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  7. Nice with all the symbols of the animals.

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  8. William, I'd really love to see this in person. Love the eagle on the top.

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  9. @Cloudia: thanks!

    @Tomas: there are a good many copper roofs. They add interest, but over time present challenges!

    @Halcyon: it really stands out beautifully.

    @Lauren: I wanted shots from each side in turn, because of the differing elements.

    @Marleen: according to what I could find, the eagle represents the Creator.

    @Revrunner: the sound of howling wolves is one of the most beautiful sounds one can hear.

    @Gemma: I certainly think so.

    @Gill: it definitely is.

    @Marianne: it really captures the culture so well.

    @Tex: I think so!

    @Linda: it's a monument that's very easy to find.

    @Whisk: thanks!

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  10. That really is a powerful statement William.. the eagle wing span and the wolves howling.. mega impressive.

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  11. I love it that we still have new great and meaningful sculptures.

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  12. You have so many interesting historical monuments...

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  13. Adorei conhecer a história que envolve este soberbo monumento
    Um abraço e bom domingo

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  14. What a great statue! Nice shots!

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  15. What a great shot and tribute to the Aboriginal veterans.

    Happy Saturday, William!

    Janis
    GDP

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  16. I wish we had such a memorial here....

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  17. I love that giant bird on the top!

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  18. Love the eagle (?) and howling wolf.

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  19. It's a really good one!
    The atrium is in the Terrance Donnelly Centre for Cellular & Biomolecular Research on College just west of University. The building is attached to the Med Sci building to the north.

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  20. @Grace: the artist did so well with it.

    @Joan: this was a tribute well worth making.

    @VP: we have no shortage of them.

    @Linda: thanks!

    @Gracita: thank you!

    @Cheryl: many thanks!

    @Janis: thank you very much.

    @Norma: it was an excellent concept to come up with.

    @Denise: I certainly think so. One of these days I'll have to photograph the property where, if the paranoid lunatic in the PMO office gets his way, a very bad monument will be erected.

    @Sharon: so do I.

    @Ciel: it definitely is an eagle.

    @RedPat: ah, I'll go inside the next time I'm in the area.

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  21. Very nice!
    It's important when a sculpture has a meaning behind it.

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  22. That's a stunning piece of work...

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  23. This guy did his research and then put together a very attractive sculpture.

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  24. now i feel like howling. wonder why?

    very cool. ( :

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  25. At least one does not have to guess what the sculpture really represents,. Great eagle. I would probably say the same about the rest if I were standing right there.

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  26. That's a beautiful sculpture from all four directions. Really wonderful!

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  27. These are amazing. Well done. again. Love your photos.

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