Almost 1,000 take to Iqaluit streets for National Day for Truth and Reconciliation – CBC

Almost 1,000 take to Iqaluit streets for National Day for Truth and Reconciliation – CBC

by ahnationtalk on October 1, 2021161 Views

Oct 01, 2021

About 1,000 people mostly dressed in orange marched down main street of Nunavut’s capital Thursday

About a thousand Iqaluit residents, nearly all in bright orange T-shirts or hoodies, walked down the main street of Nunavut’s capital on Thursday for National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.

Leading the march was Jack Anawak, carrying an orange and white flag with an “all children matter” banner in memory of any children who died at residential schools.

This display was a proud gesture from a man who survived years in residential school and has been among the forefront of those fighting since the early 1990s to have their traumatic experience recognized. But rather than focusing on reconciliation, he said Inuit need to decolonize and rise up.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/iqaluit-national-day-for-truth-and-reconciliation-1.6196101

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