Historic day in Cape Breton as national celebration for renowned poet Rita Joe comes home

It was an historic day for the Mi’kmaq in Cape Breton. On Wednesday, there was a national tribute for renowned poet Rita Joe.

Trina Roache
APTN National News
It was an historic day for the Mi’kmaq in Cape Breton.

On Wednesday, there was a national tribute for renowned poet Rita Joe.

The Mi’kmaq poet called a gentle warrior died in 2007.

Her legacy and important message around reconciliation lives on.

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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 “Historic day in Cape Breton as national celebration for renowned poet Rita Joe comes home

  1. Taho! , Trina —-> Merci Beacoup (many, many, thanks in Cajun) for all you do, excellent reporting – quite the recognition for such a beautiful spirit who to her last days in this world continued expressing her world views and ideologies on her cherished manual typewriter 🙂

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