Returned Indigenous soldiers were not treated like other veterans. Access to the benefits usually given to veterans (doctors, hospitals, pensions and lands) required the consent of a Department of Indian Affairs agent (DIA), which was rarely granted. Many veterans, like Lieutenant Frederick O. Loft fought back, seeking more rights in exchange for their communities’ sacrifices. Loft founded the League of Indians of Canada, which aimed to claim and protect the rights and lands of the First Nations. In 1927, under the pressure of the DIA, the Indian Act was amended to prohibit organizations from raising money for Indigenous legal claims, effectively cutting the organization’s funds. The League of Indians of Canada was dismantled, but its creation showed the Indigenous veterans’ willingness to fight for equality.