Black Tickle residents facing clinic cuts hold protest, demand healthcare from visiting government officials

The province has announced that it is cutting the remote community’s only full-time nurse

Trina Roache
APTN National News
The southern Inuit of Black Tickle, Labrador, are fighting for basic healthcare services.

They fear they’ll lose their lone full-time nurse because of budget cuts.

APTN was there as health officials flew into the remote community, and Black Tickle had its first protest ever.

 

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Trina Roache brings 18 years of journalistic experience to APTN Investigates. A member of the Glooscap First Nation in unceded Mi’kmaw territory, Trina has covered Indigenous issues from politics to land protection, treaty rights and more. In 2014, Trina won the Journalists for Human Rights/CAJ award for her series on Jordan’s Principle. She was nominated again in 2017 for a series on healthcare issues in the remote Labrador community of Black Tickle. Trina’s favorite placed is behind the camera, and is honoured when the people living the story, trust her to tell it.