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Truth & Reconciliation March Pours Through Downtown Vancouver

by murray bush - flux photo

Truth & Reconciliation March Pours Through Downtown Vancouver
Truth & Reconciliation March Pours Through Downtown Vancouver
Truth & Reconciliation March Pours Through Downtown Vancouver
Truth & Reconciliation March Pours Through Downtown Vancouver
Truth & Reconciliation March Pours Through Downtown Vancouver
Truth & Reconciliation March Pours Through Downtown Vancouver
Truth & Reconciliation March Pours Through Downtown Vancouver
Truth & Reconciliation March Pours Through Downtown Vancouver
Truth & Reconciliation March Pours Through Downtown Vancouver
Truth & Reconciliation March Pours Through Downtown Vancouver
Truth & Reconciliation March Pours Through Downtown Vancouver
Truth & Reconciliation March Pours Through Downtown Vancouver
Truth & Reconciliation March Pours Through Downtown Vancouver
Truth & Reconciliation March Pours Through Downtown Vancouver
asleep at the drum
Truth & Reconciliation March Pours Through Downtown Vancouver
on the Georgia Viaduct
Truth & Reconciliation March Pours Through Downtown Vancouver
three generations
Truth & Reconciliation March Pours Through Downtown Vancouver
on the Georgia Viaduct
Truth & Reconciliation March Pours Through Downtown Vancouver
Truth & Reconciliation March Pours Through Downtown Vancouver
Truth & Reconciliation March Pours Through Downtown Vancouver
Truth & Reconciliation March Pours Through Downtown Vancouver
Truth & Reconciliation March Pours Through Downtown Vancouver
Book signing and photos with speaker Bernice King, daughter of US civil rights leader
Truth & Reconciliation March Pours Through Downtown Vancouver
Truth & Reconciliation March Pours Through Downtown Vancouver
Truth & Reconciliation March Pours Through Downtown Vancouver

COAST SALISH TERRITORY -  A torrential downpour couldn't dampen the spirits of an estimated 70,000 people who joined the March for Reconciliation today.

The Sunday march wrapped up the five-day long Truth & Reconciliation Commission (TRC) event designed as a fact-finding process on the attempted genocide of aboriginal peoples by government-run residential schools. The event held at the PNE included opportunities for people to share their stories as well as gatherings and ceremonies for residential school survivors. The Vancouver event was the sixth across the country and following a seventh event in Edmonton next year the Commission is expected to make recommendations to Ottawa. 

Starting outside the CBC, the march filled both sides of the Georgia Viaduct and took two hours to wind its way to a Concord Pacific parking lot  for more speeches. The route avoided the Downtown Eastside, home to one of Canada's largest urban off-reserve aboriginal populations.   

                                                             

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70k?!

Wow. Amazing, thanks for the photos Murray.

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