Bold Eagle at Kenora Army Reserve
Written by Brenden Harris
Wednesday, 04 July 2012
Master Bombardier and recruiter, Lynn Danielson of the 116 Independent Field Battery
First Nations youth who are interested in joining the military can use the Bold Eagle program at the local Army Reserve Unit. Master Bombardier, Lynn Danielson explains the program.
"Bold Eagle is an initiative, first established by Saskatchewan First Nation's Elders, in order to get youth involved in the military, but having a cultural component at the same time. This is simply because the military culture and aboriginal culture are diametrically opposed," she said.
"The goals of the Bold Eagle are for First Nations Youth, ages 16 to 24, to give them a chance to see what military life is like," she said.
She adds that it also gives them a chance to see how far they can push themselves.
The program runs from July to August but the deadline to apply is April 30th, due to the limited space of the program. The cultural component of the program runs for four days, and then those involved are inducted in to the military and given basic training. Danielson recommends that those interested apply as soon as possible, in order to give them time to go through the application process, without having to rush.
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How to apply