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.”