Ellen Gabriel tells me the man with the megaphone got involved four years ago, taking respnsibility for organizing the first “Sisters in Spirit” march and vigil four years ago. He worked with “Missing Jusitce,” a group in Montreal trying to shake people out of their complacency about the hundreds of “disappeared” and murdered Indigenous women across Canada, across Québec, in Montreal and area.

“That first year, there were only about 25 people who showed up. That first year, there were less than ten marches across Canada.”

This year, there are at least ten times that amount of marchers in Montreal, and about 77 marches and vigils taking place across Canada.

Here’s a taste of what it was like.

(Note: having trouble uploading the movie)