Bilingual poster of ‘In Flanders Fields’
A Lethbridge veteran has created a bilingual poster of the poem, In Flanders Fields. It was to pay homage to National Indigenous Veterans Day. The poem was translated into Blackfoot and there are warrior symbols on the poster that hold a significant meaning for the Blackfoot people. Local historian Glenn Miller helped create the poster himself.
“The print here consists of the poem, In Flanders Fields in both English and French. The smaller portion underneath the Blackfoot, help educate those who are learning Blackfoot, is the English translation. The focus is on the Blackfoot language. These symbols are used uniquely by the warriors. Chief Mountain is a very sacred mountain to the Blood Tribe. All this combined helps to educate and promote remembrance and the warrior’s contribution to the Canadian forces.”
You can view the poem spoken in the language of the Blackfoot people by Dr. Lena Russell by visiting this link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r0ujnOZMVGg