A monument that will have all the names of Métis veterans that fought in 1885, the First World War, the Second World War, and Korea was unveiled at this year’s Back to Batoche Days. “The monument speaks to the great respect we have for those who fought for our rights here on the battlefield of Batoche and for the rights and freedoms of all Canadians in global conflicts. While their numbers may be dwindling, this monument will enshrine the memory of their great deeds forever,” said Métis National Council President Clement Chartier as he unveiled the monument on July 19. The Back to Batoche festival is widely recognized as the biggest Métis cultural event in Canada. It draws more than 5,000 visitors daily.