Daniels decision like ‘dropping a bomb’ in Mi’kmaq community

Trina Roache
APTN National News
A recent Supreme Court of Canada decision has raised a lot of questions for people in Nova Scotia.

The Daniels decision upheld that non-status and Metis people are “Indians” under the constitution.

But what does that mean?

And who does it apply to?

That’s what Indigenous people on the East Coast are still trying to figure out.

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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.

1 thought on “Daniels decision like ‘dropping a bomb’ in Mi’kmaq community

  1. I believe in the one drop theory especially for those of us who were born off the Rez or Indian Housing, but was drilled into our brains NEVER forget that we are Native . To deny or play down our heritage, is to deny my ABORIGINAL ANCESTORS ever were alive and their lives never matted to White or Native.

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