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Indigenous Peoples March 

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Dave Brown Eagle talks with a gathering of hundreds of people in front of Spokane City Hall just before the Indigenous Peoples March on Friday, Jan. 18.
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Members of the drum group Bad Canyon sing and drum at Spokane City hall before the the Indigenous Peoples March begins on Friday, Jan. 18.
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Event organizers and Native American leaders lead the Indigenous Peoples March through downtown Spokane near the Spokane Transit Authority station.
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Crystal Conant holds up a sign that she reads. "It says: We still fish, we dig, we pick berries, we hunt, we gather our medicines and we make our medicines, we pray for the land, we sing, we dance and we still speak out Native language, Salish."
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"I was asked why I was marching and I said I marched for our languages," says Barry "Sulustsu" Moses, a member of the Spokane Tribe. "We've been here from the beginning of time and we're going to be here for ever. So we need to speak our languages as often as possible. ... This is our land and our country."
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Rachael Bigsmoke says the biggest issue for her is the murdered and missing indigenous women.
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Marchers move through downtown Spokane with the Indigenous Peoples March on Friday, Jan. 18.
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A marcher holds a sign with that reads #MMIW, for the hashtag "murdered and missing indigenous women."
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Terri Parr, a member of the Coeur d'Alene Tribe and the executive director of the Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians, holds burning sage as she listens to a speaker at Riverfront Park.
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A crowd gathers at Riverfront Park after the march.
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Ann Ford, a member of the Coeur d'Alene Tribe, wears the red handprint across her mouth.
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Quinn Welsch photo
Dave Brown Eagle talks with a gathering of hundreds of people in front of Spokane City Hall just before the Indigenous Peoples March on Friday, Jan. 18.

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