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Walks planned across Maritimes in memory of Indigenous woman killed by police

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Marches have been organized for cities across the Maritimes Saturday in memory of a young Indigenous woman who was killed by police in northern New Brunswick last week.

Chantel Moore, 26, died after being shot by an officer on June 4.

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Indigenous groups have planned healing walks to take place simultaneously in Edmundston, Fredericton and Moncton, N.B., as well as Halifax and Membertou, N.S.

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The groups organizing the walks say they should be described as Ikatomone, meaning “let’s guard.”

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The main walk in Edmundston is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. at the site of the sacred fire in Moore’s memory at the municipal garage on the Madawaska Maliseet First Nation.

It will proceed along a 1.2 kilometre route to the Edmundston Town Square opposite city hall.