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Thousands gather on Parliament Hill to mark National Day for Truth and Reconciliation – APTN News

by ahnationtalk on October 1, 2021230 Views

‘Let us hold those children in our heart forever’ says Algonquin Elder.

A sea of orange flooded the lawn outside the halls of power on Parliament Hill as a huge crowd assembled to mark the country’s newest holiday, the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, on Thursday.

More than a thousand people gathered around the Centennial Flame in Ottawa where a memorial of stuffed teddy bears and little kids’ shoes has grown steadily over the last four months.

The crowd watched as residential school survivors received an eagle feather each beneath the morning sun. Language, songs and culture filled the air during two hours of speeches that followed.

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