By David Venn Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Augatnaaq Eccles, a Carleton University student originally from Rankin Inlet, designed a parka for one of her history classes. It took five days to patch together, but it symbolizes a long history of the way tuberculosis has impacted Inuit communities. “I have my own family history with tuberculosis sanitoriums, so it really came from a personal place,” she said. Eccles brought her parka to Parliament Hill Friday morning, where hundreds gathered to mark the second annual National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. This year marks the second time the day, often referred to as Orange Shirt Day, has been recognized as a federal holiday. People gathered in downtown Ottawa in the morning to hear speeches and songs from First Nations groups, followed by
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