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In pictures: Journey of Nishiyuu comes to a close

A group of Cree youth from James Bay have finished their 1,600-kilometre journey to Ottawa, inspired by the Idle No More movement

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The walkers of Nishiyuu – a Cree word meaning “the people” – make their way to Parliament Hill in Ottawa on March 25, 2013. Nishiyuu began as a journey on foot by seven people from the northern Quebec reserve of Whapmagoostui to Ottawa, but some 300 people joined the walkers along their two-month trek.

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The Nishiyuu walkers make their way to Parliament Hill.

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Aboriginal walkers make their way to Victoria Island in Ottawa. Victoria Island was the former site of Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence’s hunger strike in 2012, a protest against federal first-nations policies.

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Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence greets 18-year-old David Kawapit, the Whapmagoostui man who started the Nishyuu journey.

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Mr. Kawapit poses for photos with supporters on Victoria Island.

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