A group of Walkers from Stanley Mission was in Ottawa today and took part in National Aboriginal Day activities.
Their walk called “A Sacred Journey For Future Generations” was started three-months ago in support of the Idle No More movement and to express opposition to federal government legislation.
Organizer Bruce McKenzie says he appreciates the support they have received along the way.
“This journey was very amazing. I knew it was not going to be easy but we were determined to finish and succeed,” he says. “I started my walk on Mar. 16 and ended here yesterday, and today we are walking from Victoria Island to Parliament Hill.”
McKenzie says thousands of Aboriginal people gathered today in the nation’s capital.
Tharisa Tootoosis, 16, joined the walk in Prince Albert and also had the chance to say a few words on Parliament Hill.
“My first time speaking in front of a large group about where I am from and why I joined this group and what I am walking for,” she says. “It was a great experience, walking for my future and for future generations and for their future.”
The walkers say they will continue to keep in touch with their supporters through their Facebook group.