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Canada Day muted as country reckons with dark colonial history

A defaced statue of Queen Victoria lies after being toppled during a rally, following the discovery of the remains of hundreds of children at former indigenous residential schools, outside the provincial legislature on Canada Day in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada July 1, 2021.  REUTERS/Shannon VanRaes
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A defaced statue of Queen Victoria lies after being toppled during a rally, following the discovery of the remains of hundreds of children at former indigenous residential schools, outside the provincial legislature on Canada Day in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada July 1, 2021.  REUTERS/Shannon VanRaes

Jul 1, 2021 11:58 PM EDT
Indigenous performer Danielle Migwans attends a march after the discovery of hundreds of remains of children at former indigenous residential schools, on Canada Day in Toronto, Ontario, Canada July 1, 2021. REUTERS/Carlos Osorio
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Indigenous performer Danielle Migwans attends a march after the discovery of hundreds of remains of children at former indigenous residential schools, on Canada Day in Toronto, Ontario, Canada July 1, 2021. REUTERS/Carlos Osorio

Jul 1, 2021 11:58 PM EDT
Participants begin an 11km walk to the site of the Qu\u0027Appelle Industrial School, a residential school for First Nations children that operated from 1884-1973, and was demolished in 1993, on Canada Day in Lebret, Saskatchewan, Canada, July 1, 2021. REUTERS/Valerie Zink
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Participants begin an 11km walk to the site of the Qu'Appelle Industrial School, a residential school for First Nations children that operated from 1884-1973, and was demolished in 1993, on Canada Day in Lebret, Saskatchewan, Canada, July 1, 2021. REUTERS/Valerie Zink

Jul 1, 2021 11:58 PM EDT
Protesters stand on a pedestal that once supported a statue of Queen Victoria, outside the provincial legislature in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada July 1, 2021.  REUTERS/Shannon VanRaes
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Protesters stand on a pedestal that once supported a statue of Queen Victoria, outside the provincial legislature in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada July 1, 2021.  REUTERS/Shannon VanRaes

Jul 1, 2021 11:58 PM EDT
People take part in a march after the discovery of hundreds of remains of children at former indigenous residential schools, on Canada Day in Toronto, Ontario, Canada July 1, 2021. REUTERS/Carlos Osorio
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People take part in a march after the discovery of hundreds of remains of children at former indigenous residential schools, on Canada Day in Toronto, Ontario, Canada July 1, 2021. REUTERS/Carlos Osorio

Jul 1, 2021 11:58 PM EDT
A defaced statue of Queen Elizabeth II lies after being toppled during a rally outside the provincial legislature on Canada Day in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada July 1, 2021.  REUTERS/Shannon VanRaes
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A defaced statue of Queen Elizabeth II lies after being toppled during a rally outside the provincial legislature on Canada Day in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada July 1, 2021.  REUTERS/Shannon VanRaes

Jul 1, 2021 11:58 PM EDT
People take part in a march after the discovery of hundreds of remains of children at former indigenous residential schools, on Canada Day in Toronto, Ontario, Canada July 1, 2021. REUTERS/Carlos Osorio
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People take part in a march after the discovery of hundreds of remains of children at former indigenous residential schools, on Canada Day in Toronto, Ontario, Canada July 1, 2021. REUTERS/Carlos Osorio

Jul 1, 2021 11:58 PM EDT
Young dancers circle a statue of Queen Victoria, toppled during a rally outside the provincial legislature on Canada Day in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada July 1, 2021.  REUTERS/Shannon VanRaes
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Young dancers circle a statue of Queen Victoria, toppled during a rally outside the provincial legislature on Canada Day in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada July 1, 2021.  REUTERS/Shannon VanRaes

Jul 1, 2021 11:58 PM EDT
People march in to the Saskatchewan Legislative Building grounds before attending a candlelight vigil in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada July 1, 2021.  REUTERS/David Stobbe
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People march in to the Saskatchewan Legislative Building grounds before attending a candlelight vigil in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada July 1, 2021.  REUTERS/David Stobbe

Jul 1, 2021 11:58 PM EDT
Allison Severight and her daughter Aura lay down a gift of tobacco before a candlelight vigil at the provincial legislature in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada July 1, 2021.  REUTERS/David Stobbe
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Allison Severight and her daughter Aura lay down a gift of tobacco before a candlelight vigil at the provincial legislature in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada July 1, 2021.  REUTERS/David Stobbe

Jul 1, 2021 11:58 PM EDT
People attend a candlelight vigil at the provincial legislature in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada July 1, 2021.  REUTERS/David Stobbe
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People attend a candlelight vigil at the provincial legislature in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada July 1, 2021.  REUTERS/David Stobbe

Jul 1, 2021 11:58 PM EDT
Shoes sit on the steps of the provincial legislature on Canada Day in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada July 1, 2021.  REUTERS/Shannon VanRaes
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Shoes sit on the steps of the provincial legislature on Canada Day in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada July 1, 2021.  REUTERS/Shannon VanRaes

Jul 1, 2021 11:58 PM EDT
People light candles in honor of the victims and survivors of Canada\u0027s residential school system at Yonge-Dundas Square in Toronto, Ontario, Canada July 1, 2021. REUTERS/Carlos Osorio
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People light candles in honor of the victims and survivors of Canada's residential school system at Yonge-Dundas Square in Toronto, Ontario, Canada July 1, 2021. REUTERS/Carlos Osorio

Jul 1, 2021 11:58 PM EDT
A defaced statue of Queen Victoria lies after being toppled during a rally outside the provincial legislature on Canada Day in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada July 1, 2021.  REUTERS/Shannon VanRaes
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A defaced statue of Queen Victoria lies after being toppled during a rally outside the provincial legislature on Canada Day in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada July 1, 2021.  REUTERS/Shannon VanRaes

Jul 1, 2021 11:58 PM EDT
Protesters stand on a pedestal that once supported a statue of Queen Victoria, toppled during a rally, outside the provincial legislature on Canada Day in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada July 1, 2021.  REUTERS/Shannon VanRaes
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Protesters stand on a pedestal that once supported a statue of Queen Victoria, toppled during a rally, outside the provincial legislature on Canada Day in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada July 1, 2021.  REUTERS/Shannon VanRaes

Jul 1, 2021 11:58 PM EDT
Young dancers circle a statue of Queen Victoria, toppled during a rally outside the provincial legislature on Canada Day in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada July 1, 2021.  REUTERS/Shannon VanRaes
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Young dancers circle a statue of Queen Victoria, toppled during a rally outside the provincial legislature on Canada Day in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada July 1, 2021.  REUTERS/Shannon VanRaes

Jul 1, 2021 11:58 PM EDT
People take part in a march after the discovery of hundreds of remains of children at former indigenous residential schools, on Canada Day in Toronto, Ontario, Canada July 1, 2021. REUTERS/Carlos Osorio
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People take part in a march after the discovery of hundreds of remains of children at former indigenous residential schools, on Canada Day in Toronto, Ontario, Canada July 1, 2021. REUTERS/Carlos Osorio

Jul 1, 2021 11:58 PM EDT
Emilee Ann and Aiyana Myran play following a march after the discovery of hundreds of remains of children at former indigenous residential schools, on Canada Day in Toronto, Ontario, Canada July 1, 2021. REUTERS/Carlos Osorio
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Emilee Ann and Aiyana Myran play following a march after the discovery of hundreds of remains of children at former indigenous residential schools, on Canada Day in Toronto, Ontario, Canada July 1, 2021. REUTERS/Carlos Osorio

Jul 1, 2021 11:58 PM EDT
People take part in a march after the discovery of hundreds of remains of children at former indigenous residential schools, on Canada Day in Toronto, Ontario, Canada July 1, 2021. REUTERS/Carlos Osorio
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People take part in a march after the discovery of hundreds of remains of children at former indigenous residential schools, on Canada Day in Toronto, Ontario, Canada July 1, 2021. REUTERS/Carlos Osorio

Jul 1, 2021 11:58 PM EDT
Madelyn Severight, 4, lays back down a flower before a candlelight vigil at the provincial legislature in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada July 1, 2021.  REUTERS/David Stobbe
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Madelyn Severight, 4, lays back down a flower before a candlelight vigil at the provincial legislature in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada July 1, 2021.  REUTERS/David Stobbe

Jul 1, 2021 11:58 PM EDT
An Indigenous woman wears traditional boots during an 11km walk to the site of the Qu\u0027Appelle Industrial School, a residential school for First Nations children that operated from 1884-1973, and was demolished in 1993, on Canada Day in Lebret, Saskatchewan, Canada, July 1, 2021. REUTERS/Valerie Zink
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An Indigenous woman wears traditional boots during an 11km walk to the site of the Qu'Appelle Industrial School, a residential school for First Nations children that operated from 1884-1973, and was demolished in 1993, on Canada Day in Lebret, Saskatchewan, Canada, July 1, 2021. REUTERS/Valerie Zink

Jul 1, 2021 11:58 PM EDT
Participants begin an 11km walk to the site of the Qu\u0027Appelle Industrial School, a residential school for First Nations children that operated from 1884-1973, and was demolished in 1993, on Canada Day in Lebret, Saskatchewan, Canada, July 1, 2021.  REUTERS/Valerie Zink
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Participants begin an 11km walk to the site of the Qu'Appelle Industrial School, a residential school for First Nations children that operated from 1884-1973, and was demolished in 1993, on Canada Day in Lebret, Saskatchewan, Canada, July 1, 2021.  REUTERS/Valerie Zink

Jul 1, 2021 11:58 PM EDT
Support crew provide water during an 11km walk to the site of the Qu\u0027Appelle Industrial School, a residential school for First Nations children that operated from 1884-1973, and was demolished in 1993, on Canada Day in Lebret, Saskatchewan, Canada, July 1, 2021.    REUTERS/Valerie Zink
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Support crew provide water during an 11km walk to the site of the Qu'Appelle Industrial School, a residential school for First Nations children that operated from 1884-1973, and was demolished in 1993, on Canada Day in Lebret, Saskatchewan, Canada, July 1, 2021.    REUTERS/Valerie Zink

Jul 1, 2021 11:58 PM EDT
People sit on the lawn at the Queens Park provincial legislature, after the discovery of hundreds of remains of children at former indigenous residential schools, on Canada Day in Toronto, Ontario, Canada July 1, 2021. REUTERS/Carlos Osorio
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People sit on the lawn at the Queens Park provincial legislature, after the discovery of hundreds of remains of children at former indigenous residential schools, on Canada Day in Toronto, Ontario, Canada July 1, 2021. REUTERS/Carlos Osorio

Jul 1, 2021 11:58 PM EDT
Baby shoes are placed at the Queens Park provincial legislature, after the discovery of hundreds of remains of children at former indigenous residential schools, on Canada Day in Toronto, Ontario, Canada July 1, 2021. REUTERS/Carlos Osorio
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Baby shoes are placed at the Queens Park provincial legislature, after the discovery of hundreds of remains of children at former indigenous residential schools, on Canada Day in Toronto, Ontario, Canada July 1, 2021. REUTERS/Carlos Osorio

Jul 1, 2021 11:58 PM EDT
People participate in a traditional dance in honor of the victims and survivors of Canada\u0027s residential school system on Canada Day at Yonge-Dundas Square in Toronto, Ontario, Canada July 1, 2021. REUTERS/Carlos Osorio
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People participate in a traditional dance in honor of the victims and survivors of Canada's residential school system on Canada Day at Yonge-Dundas Square in Toronto, Ontario, Canada July 1, 2021. REUTERS/Carlos Osorio

Jul 1, 2021 11:58 PM EDT
People light candles in honor of the victims and survivors of Canada\u0027s residential school system at Yonge-Dundas Square in Toronto, Ontario, Canada July 1, 2021. REUTERS/Carlos Osorio
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People light candles in honor of the victims and survivors of Canada's residential school system at Yonge-Dundas Square in Toronto, Ontario, Canada July 1, 2021. REUTERS/Carlos Osorio

Jul 1, 2021 11:58 PM EDT
Emilee Ann gets a hug after dancing following a march after the discovery of hundreds of remains of children at former indigenous residential schools, on Canada Day in Toronto, Ontario, Canada July 1, 2021. REUTERS/Carlos Osorio
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Emilee Ann gets a hug after dancing following a march after the discovery of hundreds of remains of children at former indigenous residential schools, on Canada Day in Toronto, Ontario, Canada July 1, 2021. REUTERS/Carlos Osorio

Jul 1, 2021 11:58 PM EDT
Jeremy Caribou waves the Haudenosaunee flag during a march after the discovery of hundreds of remains of children at former indigenous residential schools, on Canada Day in Toronto, Ontario, Canada July 1, 2021. REUTERS/Carlos Osorio
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Jeremy Caribou waves the Haudenosaunee flag during a march after the discovery of hundreds of remains of children at former indigenous residential schools, on Canada Day in Toronto, Ontario, Canada July 1, 2021. REUTERS/Carlos Osorio

Jul 1, 2021 11:58 PM EDT
Residential school survivor Gary speaks to the crowd at Yonge-Dundas Square, after the discovery of hundreds of remains of children at former indigenous residential schools, on Canada Day in Toronto, Ontario, Canada July 1, 2021. REUTERS/Carlos Osorio
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Residential school survivor Gary speaks to the crowd at Yonge-Dundas Square, after the discovery of hundreds of remains of children at former indigenous residential schools, on Canada Day in Toronto, Ontario, Canada July 1, 2021. REUTERS/Carlos Osorio

Jul 1, 2021 11:58 PM EDT
People take part in a march after the discovery of hundreds of remains of children at former indigenous residential schools, on Canada Day in Toronto, Ontario, Canada July 1, 2021. REUTERS/Carlos Osorio
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People take part in a march after the discovery of hundreds of remains of children at former indigenous residential schools, on Canada Day in Toronto, Ontario, Canada July 1, 2021. REUTERS/Carlos Osorio

Jul 1, 2021 11:58 PM EDT
Women sing and play drums at Yonge-Dundas Square, after the discovery of hundreds of remains of children at former indigenous residential schools, on Canada Day in Toronto, Ontario, Canada July 1, 2021. REUTERS/Carlos Osorio
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Women sing and play drums at Yonge-Dundas Square, after the discovery of hundreds of remains of children at former indigenous residential schools, on Canada Day in Toronto, Ontario, Canada July 1, 2021. REUTERS/Carlos Osorio

Jul 1, 2021 11:58 PM EDT
People occupy space at Yonge-Dundas Square, after the discovery of hundreds of remains of children at former indigenous residential schools, on Canada Day in Toronto, Ontario, Canada July 1, 2021. REUTERS/Carlos Osorio
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People occupy space at Yonge-Dundas Square, after the discovery of hundreds of remains of children at former indigenous residential schools, on Canada Day in Toronto, Ontario, Canada July 1, 2021. REUTERS/Carlos Osorio

Jul 1, 2021 11:58 PM EDT
People place candles at Yonge-Dundas Square, after the discovery of hundreds of remains of children at former indigenous residential schools, on Canada Day in Toronto, Ontario, Canada July 1, 2021. REUTERS/Carlos Osorio
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People place candles at Yonge-Dundas Square, after the discovery of hundreds of remains of children at former indigenous residential schools, on Canada Day in Toronto, Ontario, Canada July 1, 2021. REUTERS/Carlos Osorio

Jul 1, 2021 11:58 PM EDT
Canada\u0027s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his family visit a farmers\u0027 market on Canada Day in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada July 1, 2021. REUTERS/Blair Gable
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Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his family visit a farmers' market on Canada Day in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada July 1, 2021. REUTERS/Blair Gable

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Canada\u0027s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau poses for a selfie with people met while visiting a farmers\u0027 market with his family on Canada Day in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada July 1, 2021. REUTERS/Blair Gable
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Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau poses for a selfie with people met while visiting a farmers' market with his family on Canada Day in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada July 1, 2021. REUTERS/Blair Gable

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The Canadian Forces Snowbirds, with a CF-18 Hornet, perform on Canada Day in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada July 1, 2021. REUTERS/Blair Gable
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The Canadian Forces Snowbirds, with a CF-18 Hornet, perform on Canada Day in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada July 1, 2021. REUTERS/Blair Gable

Jul 1, 2021 11:58 PM EDT
People take part in a march after the discovery of hundreds of remains of children at former indigenous residential schools, on Canada Day in Toronto, Ontario, Canada July 1, 2021. REUTERS/Carlos Osorio
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People take part in a march after the discovery of hundreds of remains of children at former indigenous residential schools, on Canada Day in Toronto, Ontario, Canada July 1, 2021. REUTERS/Carlos Osorio

Jul 1, 2021 11:58 PM EDT
People participate in a round dance in front of candles and items placed on the ground in remembrance at Yonge-Dundas Square in Toronto, Ontario, Canada July 1, 2021. REUTERS/Carlos Osorio
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People participate in a round dance in front of candles and items placed on the ground in remembrance at Yonge-Dundas Square in Toronto, Ontario, Canada July 1, 2021. REUTERS/Carlos Osorio

Jul 1, 2021 11:58 PM EDT
Indigenous dancers perform a jingle dance at Yonge-Dundas Square, after the discovery of hundreds of remains of children at former indigenous residential schools, on Canada Day in Toronto, Ontario, Canada July 1, 2021. REUTERS/Carlos Osorio
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Indigenous dancers perform a jingle dance at Yonge-Dundas Square, after the discovery of hundreds of remains of children at former indigenous residential schools, on Canada Day in Toronto, Ontario, Canada July 1, 2021. REUTERS/Carlos Osorio

Jul 1, 2021 11:58 PM EDT
Emilee Ann dances following a march after the discovery of hundreds of remains of children at former indigenous residential schools, on Canada Day in Toronto, Ontario, Canada July 1, 2021. REUTERS/Carlos Osorio
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Emilee Ann dances following a march after the discovery of hundreds of remains of children at former indigenous residential schools, on Canada Day in Toronto, Ontario, Canada July 1, 2021. REUTERS/Carlos Osorio

Jul 1, 2021 11:58 PM EDT
An indigenous dancer performs a jingle dance at Yonge-Dundas Square, after the discovery of hundreds of remains of children at former indigenous residential schools, on Canada Day in Toronto, Ontario, Canada July 1, 2021. REUTERS/Carlos Osorio
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An indigenous dancer performs a jingle dance at Yonge-Dundas Square, after the discovery of hundreds of remains of children at former indigenous residential schools, on Canada Day in Toronto, Ontario, Canada July 1, 2021. REUTERS/Carlos Osorio

Jul 1, 2021 11:58 PM EDT
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