2020 was a historic and tumultuous year. The Martlet’s top photos show moments of resistance and resilience. To allow the images to speak for themselves, we’ve added very minimal captions.
Without further adieu, here are the Martlet’s best shots from 2020.
March 5 – After meeting with the Minister of Indigenous Affairs and Reconciliation, five Indigenous Youth for Wet’suwet’en refused to leave and were arrested inside the legislature. They were in the legislature from 9pm to 2am, as a crowd of allies and other Indigenous youth waited outside the legislature with little information about their whereabouts. At one point in the evening, in a parking lot at Douglas Street and Belleville Street, Indigenous youth, allies, and police engaged in a standoff for about five minutes. After one Indigenous person placed himself in front of a police vehicle, the officer continued to drive and ultimately hit the Indigenous person.