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National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Several thousand gathered for a Healing Walk throughout downtown Winnipeg and a Powwow on the National Day for Truth And Reconciliation Thursday, September 30, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods
Several thousand gathered for a Healing Walk throughout downtown Winnipeg and a Powwow on the National Day for Truth And Reconciliation Thursday, September 30, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods
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Several thousand gathered for a Healing Walk throughout downtown Winnipeg and a Powwow on the National Day for Truth And Reconciliation Thursday, September 30, 2021.
JOHN WOODS / THE CANADIAN PRESS Several thousand gathered for a Healing Walk throughout downtown Winnipeg and a Powwow on the National Day for Truth And Reconciliation Thursday, September 30, 2021.
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A march from the Canadian Museum for Human Rights to St. John's Park on the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation in Winnipeg on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021.
MIKAELA MACKENZIE / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS A march from the Canadian Museum for Human Rights to St. John's Park on the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation in Winnipeg on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021.
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Fire keeper Richard Shrupka throws tobacco into a sacred fire at Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre on September 30, 2021 for Truth and Reconciliation Day. The tobacco was gathered by youth and the bundles represent anguish, pain, hopes and dreams.
JESSICA LEE / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS Fire keeper Richard Shrupka throws tobacco into a sacred fire at Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre on September 30, 2021 for Truth and Reconciliation Day. The tobacco was gathered by youth and the bundles represent anguish, pain, hopes and dreams.
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Haven Stumpf a daughter of a residential school survivor wears an orange t-shirt with the words, "Reconciliation, Awareness, Residential Schools, Culture, Truth, Education, Solidarity, Unity, Respect," written on the back, watches as singers perform on the steps of the legislative building.

Members of the Fox Lake Cree Nation, York Factory First Nation and Tataskweyak Cree Nation — including leadership, residential school survivors and youth gather of the steps of the Manitoba Legislative building after walking from Winnipeg's Victoria Inn at 1808 Wellington Ave. during the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, on Thursday.

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MIKE DEAL / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS Haven Stumpf a daughter of a residential school survivor wears an orange t-shirt with the words, "Reconciliation, Awareness, Residential Schools, Culture, Truth, Education, Solidarity, Unity, Respect," written on the back, watches as singers perform on the steps of the legislative building. Members of the Fox Lake Cree Nation, York Factory First Nation and Tataskweyak Cree Nation — including leadership, residential school survivors and youth gather of the steps of the Manitoba Legislative building after walking from Winnipeg's Victoria Inn at 1808 Wellington Ave. during the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, on Thursday. 210930 - Thursday, September 30, 2021.
MIKE DEAL / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS</p><p>Members of the Fox Lake Cree Nation, York Factory First Nation and Tataskweyak Cree Nation, including leadership, residential school survivors and youth, gather on the steps of the Manitoba Legislative building after walking from Winnipeg's Victoria Inn during the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.</p>
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Members of the Fox Lake Cree Nation, York Factory First Nation and Tataskweyak Cree Nation, including leadership, residential school survivors and youth, gather on the steps of the Manitoba Legislative building after walking from Winnipeg's Victoria Inn during the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.

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People crowd around the tent at a Pow Wow at St. John's Park on the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation in Winnipeg on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021.
MIKAELA MACKENZIE / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS People crowd around the tent at a Pow Wow at St. John's Park on the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation in Winnipeg on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021.
MIKAELA MACKENZIE / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS</p></p></p></p><p>The grand entry at a Pow Wow at St. John's Park on the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation in Winnipeg on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021. For --- story.</p></p><p>Winnipeg Free Press 2021.</p>
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The grand entry at a Pow Wow at St. John's Park on the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation in Winnipeg on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021. For --- story.

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MIKAELA MACKENZIE / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS</p></p></p></p><p>Making Kennedy (eight) dances in the grand entry at a Pow Wow at St. John's Park on the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation in Winnipeg on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021. For --- story.</p></p><p>Winnipeg Free Press 2021.</p>
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Making Kennedy (eight) dances in the grand entry at a Pow Wow at St. John's Park on the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation in Winnipeg on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021. For --- story.

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MIKAELA MACKENZIE / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS</p></p></p></p><p>Destiny Thompson dances in the grand entry at a Pow Wow at St. John's Park on the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation in Winnipeg on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021. For --- story.</p></p><p>Winnipeg Free Press 2021.</p>
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Destiny Thompson dances in the grand entry at a Pow Wow at St. John's Park on the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation in Winnipeg on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021. For --- story.

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MIKAELA MACKENZIE / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS</p></p></p></p><p>Riley Brown (Every Child Matters shawl) dances in the grand entry at a Pow Wow at St. John's Park on the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation in Winnipeg on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021. For --- story.</p></p><p>Winnipeg Free Press 2021.</p>
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Riley Brown (Every Child Matters shawl) dances in the grand entry at a Pow Wow at St. John's Park on the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation in Winnipeg on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021. For --- story.

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The grand entry at a Pow Wow at St. John's Park on the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation in Winnipeg on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021.
MIKAELA MACKENZIE / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS The grand entry at a Pow Wow at St. John's Park on the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation in Winnipeg on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021.
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Anastasia Hudson (five, centre) and Destiny Thompson (right) dance at a Pow Wow at St. John's Park on the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation in Winnipeg.
MIKAELA MACKENZIE / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS Anastasia Hudson (five, centre) and Destiny Thompson (right) dance at a Pow Wow at St. John's Park on the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation in Winnipeg.
Stars swirl around the north star on Wednesday night in the skies above the Indigenous teepees that were erected Monday at the Riverbank Discovery Centre to mark national Truth and Reconciliation week. This star trails image is a composite of 70 25-second time-lapse pictures that have been stitched together using digital software. (Matt Goerzen / The Brandon Sun)
Stars swirl around the north star on Wednesday night in the skies above the Indigenous teepees that were erected Monday at the Riverbank Discovery Centre to mark national Truth and Reconciliation week. This star trails image is a composite of 70 25-second time-lapse pictures that have been stitched together using digital software. (Matt Goerzen / The Brandon Sun)
The Peace tower and other government buildings in the nations capital are lit orange on the eve of the first National Day of Truth and Reconciliation, Wednesday, September 29, 2021 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld (CP)
The Peace tower and other government buildings in the nations capital are lit orange on the eve of the first National Day of Truth and Reconciliation, Wednesday, September 29, 2021 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld (CP)
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A child stands by a wall of "Every Child Matters," artwork during the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation in Ottawa on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021.
SEAN KILPATRICK / THE CANADIAN PRESS A child stands by a wall of "Every Child Matters," artwork during the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation in Ottawa on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021.
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People take part in a march to mark the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation Thursday, September 30, 2021 in Montreal.
RYAN REMIORZ / THE CANADIAN PRESS People take part in a march to mark the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation Thursday, September 30, 2021 in Montreal.
An Indigenous flag flies during the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation in Ottawa on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick (CP)
An Indigenous flag flies during the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation in Ottawa on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick (CP)
MIKAELA MACKENZIE / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS</p></p></p></p><p>The grand entry at a Pow Wow at St. John's Park on the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation in Winnipeg on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021. For --- story.</p></p><p>Winnipeg Free Press 2021.</p>
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The grand entry at a Pow Wow at St. John's Park on the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation in Winnipeg on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021. For --- story.

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