Halifax university steps up support for Indigenous students

Task force issued 17 recommendations

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A Halifax university wants to do a better job of supporting its Indigenous students.

A task force says Saint Mary’s University hasn’t done enough and it’s come up with 17 recommendations to change that.

As APTN’s Trina Roache reports, the loss of one of its students was a wake-up call.

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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.