‘We need justice’: Indigenous leaders call for action in Quebec on Truth and Reconciliation Day | Globalnews.ca

Indigenous leaders are calling for more to be done in Quebec as the country marks its first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation to honour lost children and survivors of residential schools.

A march will get underway at 1 p.m. in Montreal, which is being organized by the Native Women’s Shelter and the Assembly of First Nations Quebec-Labrador.

Nakuset, the executive director of the shelter, explained the newly created statutory holiday isn’t a celebration but a day of mourning for what Indigenous children and their families were subjected to and endured in Canada.

“We need action. We need justice,” she said. “And we need a lot of really positive change and that’s what today is about.”

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