I'm still in Confederation Park today having a look at another of the military monuments here. The National Aboriginal Veterans Monument was placed on the west side of the park in 2011, paying tribute to servicemen of First Nations, Inuit, and Metis cultures. I photographed it first at night, with the Lord Elgin Hotel as a backdrop, before coming around and photographing it from the front.
Here we have a distant view of the Monument from within the park. The blue fencing is part of the preparations for Winterlude- activities are presently being held on the ground between here and the sculpture.
The sculptor, Lloyd Pinay, incorporated a bronze sculpture on top of a massive granite base, with a plaque attached. A golden eagle is at top, symbolizing the Creator. Four human figures, facing each direction of the compass, represent the various indigenous peoples of the country. Spiritual objects such as feathers or the peace pipe are found with them, in addition to their weapons. The four animals at each corner are spirit guides: the wolf, the bear, the elk, and the bison.