WHO IS ARACA?
Fascinated since childhood by the Native American world, President Castelnot Yann started in 2000 research on Native Americans Veterans has a short article in a magazine with the Native American engagement in the American army during the first World War.
Originally from the Pas de Calais, in the Vimy sector, Canadian major victory in April 1917, he first begins to identify Native Canadians of both world wars.
In October 2002, he founded the Research Association of Native Americans Veterans (ARACA in french) to fund research and to know this part of the story too often forgotten.
Immigrating to Canada in 2005, he continued research, the association continues to live in France.
Today, research is focusing on all the Indian served in the armed forces.
The work of the Association is to allow descendants of these soldiers and the general public to know the lives of these forgotten soldiers, and trace their graves to honor their memories.
The association also works to tell people the Native American culture and to eliminate prejudice.
HOW YOU CAN HELP US ?
It is obvious that with such a mass of research and hard work, we need above all money.
But you can also help us if you have any documents, information or contacts for us to move forward. Your help will be greatly appreciated if you give us the names orpictures of the graves of soldiers buried near you.
Any help is appreciated, even one name allows us to move a little more ...
so, very thanks for your help and support!