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Public march to rename Sir. John A Macdonald Parkway taking place on Sept. 30

The walk begins with a welcome and Indigenous drumming and song at 8:30 a.m. at the National War Memorial.
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Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway sign on Island Park Drive in Ottawa. File photo

Members of the public are invited to join elders and residential school survivors for a march calling on the federal government to change the name of the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway.

The walk begins with a welcome and Indigenous drumming and song at 8:30 a.m. at the National War Memorial. Participants are encouraged to wear orange, bring a water bottle, and walk, bike, or take public transport if possible.

“On this National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, a move to rename the parkway will go a long way to acknowledge the truth of history and will be a meaningful step toward Reconciliation”, said Albert Dumont, an Algonquin spiritual advisor leading the campaign to rename the parkway. 

There will be educational materials and storyboards for participants of all ages. By participating in the walk, Canadians have the opportunity to stand in solidarity with First Nations, Inuit, and Metis peoples.

 

 

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