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Indigenous women protesting Canada Day
The Anishnabe nation and the Idle No More group organized the march to commemorate Indigenous children who died at residential schools across the country. Photo: Hannah Sabourin/Fulcrum
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Thousands of protesters marched on Parliament Hill on Thursday to protest Canada Day. The Anishnabe nation and the Idle No More group organized the march to commemorate Indigenous children who died at residential schools across the country.

Here’s a look at some of the highlights from the protest.

  • women banging a traditional drum during the protest
  • No pride in genocide sign
  • Group stands with a banner on which every child matter is written
  • Group hug during the protest
  • woman waited for the march to start. She looked onto the Centennial Flame around which people left children’s shoes and toys—objects that memorialize the Indigenous children who were forced into residential schools.
  • People in orange shirts flooded Wellington Street. Orange shirts symbolize the impact residential schools have on generations of Indigenous peoples in Canada.
  • Dozens of motorcyclists led the march to Parliament Hill.