Austin llin bercier had an adventurer spirit and humanitarian Soul he was always like a community person like he always liked going out like volunteering he was in the Canadian Armed Forces bolded Eagles as a teen a summer training program for indigenous youth from western Canada and Northwestern Ontario with plans to join the
Infantry but while Laughlin berer was traveling abroad in 2022 Russia invaded Ukraine he felt he couldn’t just stand by while a sovereign country was attacked by an authoritarian regime he flew to Poland then crossed into Ukraine to join the fight I think mainly he went there because he seen like on the news
Of how many innocent women and children were being killed and for him like he’s always been protected of a women children and even like those who couldn’t defend themselves or can’t defend themselves he kept loved ones updated with texts and social media posts his final words to his mom all
Good here two days later on Remembrance Day the worst news my mom called me and let me know that he was gone Manitoba Premier wob canoe is among the many calling the 25-year-old a hero a pasque out creation says he will be honored as one I’m sure it’s going to be
A big event not just from this community but people the armed services community and probably the Ukrainian Community Laughin bier’s family is coordinating with the Canadian government for his remains to return home to be buried next to his grandmother Melissa Rin Global News Winnipeg
Austin Lathlin-Bercier, a member of Opaskwayak Cree Nation in northern Manitoba, has died defending Ukraine against Russia.
Those who knew him say he was always the first to help someone in need and was part of the Canadian Armed Forces’ Bold Eagle training program for Indigenous youth.
Melissa Ridgen speaks with Lathlin-Bercier’s sister about his death on the battlefield and how he will be honoured by his community.
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