Since Grey Owl a century ago, people of European descent have falsely claimed to be Indigenous for personal gain or a sense of absolution, but one Métis legal expert says it would take a psychiatrist to try to fully answer, "why?"
From legislative chambers to classrooms, and on the radio and TV, Indigenous languages are spoken and heard every day across the North thanks to dedicated elders, teachers, translators and broadcasters.
It's unclear if free, prior and informed consent or Indigenous rights and title will make it into the final text at COP15. Either way, Indigenous Peoples will continue to do the work that makes biodiversity thrive.
Over the next week of negotiations, battles remain over targets around Indigenous sovereignty and self-governance, and free prior and informed consent. Will the message of the march be heard by COP negotiators?