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Following in Mandela's footsteps

Indigenous leader completes 27-hour fast in museum's replica prison cell

MIKAELA MACKENZIE / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS</p><p>Indigenous leader Derek Nepinak spent 27 hours fasting in an eight-foot by seven-foot replica of Nelson Mandela’s cell as a personal journey to reflect on the parallels between the apartheid system and the experience of Indigenous people in Canada in Winnipeg on Tuesday.</p>

MIKAELA MACKENZIE / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS

Indigenous leader Derek Nepinak spent 27 hours fasting in an eight-foot by seven-foot replica of Nelson Mandela’s cell as a personal journey to reflect on the parallels between the apartheid system and the experience of Indigenous people in Canada in Winnipeg on Tuesday.

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