Eskasoni First Nation uses powwow to build bridges and economy

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Canada’s largest Mi’kmaw community just hosted its largest powwow to date.

It was a chance to shine a positive light on the Eskasoni First Nation and kick start their economy.

Oh, and the highlight of the weekend?

A free concert by A Tribe Called Red.

APTN’s Trina Roache has the story.

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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.