This gallery includes a survey of photographs I have taken, documenting some of the work we have done on this project so far.
Indigenous peoples have a long and honourable history as warriors and protectors of the land and have shown great courage by serving in both the Canadian and United States Armed Forces.
The Honour and Hope team is currently in the process of gathering these stories through film and photography. Our goal is to create a short documentary film, a published book which will include both a collection of photographs and text and, ultimately, an accessible video and image archive. This rich collection of film, photographs and text will serve to highlight First Nations warrior traditions and attempt to understand the reasons veterans have served and continue to serve. We hope to honour and preserve this important history before it is gone.
"The purpose of this project is to document, gather, honour and share the stories of those who served, the ones that have left us and those who are still here. This is the beginning of a journey for us, a journey into the past and a look at the present, so that our future may never forget." -Edward Harper
"The project does not intend to honour the act of war. The project honours the warriors who have acted as protectors of their land and their people; warriors who in spite of their sacrifice have been largely ignored and neglected by a government that has not recognized them with the respect they deserve and whose stories are vastly underrepresented." -Edward Harper