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Supporters hold a banner in Centennial Square in Victoria on Oct. 7, 2013, at an event protesting against dirty energy projects on the 250th anniversary of the Royal Proclamation.

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Protesters drum in Victoria on Oct. 7, 2013.

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Protesters march along Government Street in Victoria on Oct. 7, 2013.

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A man holds part of a 70-foot inflatable pipeline as he joins the protesters in Victoria on Oct. 7, 2013.

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Eugene Boulanger from Tulita Sahtu, NWT, speaks at the Idle No More event in Victoria.

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Hundreds of protesters from Idle No More, the Coast Salish Territories and the PowerShift B.C. summit gather at the B.C. legislature in Victoria on Oct. 7, 2013, the 250th anniversary of the Royal Proclamation.

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Maryam Adrangi from the Council of Canadians speaks to the crowd at the B.C. legislature in Victoria on Oct. 7, 2013, for public civil disobedience training.

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Claudette Commanda speaks during an Idle No More rally in front of the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau, Que., as part of a worldwide day of action on the 250th anniversary of the Royal Proclamation on Oct. 7, 2013.

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Kharis Bercier, 4, holds a sign as Idle No More protesters gather at the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau, Que., on Oct. 7, 2013.

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Brittmey Picody, Brad Picody and Brock Lewis drum as Idle No More protesters gather at the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau, Que., on Oct. 7, 2013.

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Idle No More protesters demonstrate at the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau, Que., on Oct. 7, 2013, which was also the first day of UN rapporteur James Anaya’s fact-finding mission in Canada. Mr. Anaya is in Ottawa on Oct. 7 and 8.

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