The last 'Mohawk Code Talker' laid to rest in Akweasane, Que.
World War Two veteran Louis Levi Oakes was buried on Saturday in Akwesasne, Que. He was laid to rest with full military honours.
He was 94-years-old when he died on Tuesday.
Oakes was the last surviving member of a group of WWII soldiers who used the Mohawk language to encrypt and transmit messages to Allied soldiers across the world.
He was 18-years-old when he enlisted with the United States Army.
His story helped promote Mohawk language and culture.
"It's a dying language," Chief Timothy Thompson told CTV Montreal. "Our schools are trying to revive it and Levi, being the Mohawk Code Talker that he is, helped us continue that."
The House of Commons honoured him for his service, and he also received the Congressional Silver Medal from the US Armed Forces.
"Using his native language and his unique capabilities that no one else could have done helped ensure our victory," Lt. Col. John Miller told CTV Montreal.
A large gathering of American and Canadian troops, members of Indigenous communities, firefighters, and legion members attended his funeral.
With files from CTV Montreal.
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