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Author: MalisaThoudsanikone

A statue of Queen Elizabeth riding on a horse stands amongst a copse of trees.
Canada

Ottawa’s Black and Indigenous communities hope mourning of Queen’s death will spark new era of apologies and social change

On a dreary Monday in downtown Ottawa, mourners recently gathered to mark the death and commemorate the life of Queen Elizabeth II. Members of the RCMP marched down Elgin Street to the steady beat of drums and the piercing timbre of bagpipes. While many are saddened by the Queen’s passing, Ottawa’s Black and Indigenous communities are grappling with complicated emotions…