Innu Elder who is no stranger to standing up for rights and culture ready for his day in court

Trina Roache
APTN National News
An Innu Elder says defending his way of life in Labrador doesn’t make him a criminal.

Bart Jack was among a group who called themselves land protectors that fought against the Muskrat Falls hydroelectric project last fall.

He’s now facing criminal charges along with 27 other people.

This is just the latest battle the Innu have taken on to protect their Indigenous rights and culture.

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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.


3 thoughts on “Innu Elder who is no stranger to standing up for rights and culture ready for his day in court

  1. I am proud of you Bart Jack. For most Labradorians who are impacted we had lots to lose and nothing to gain from the raping of our land and the destruction of our food supply.

  2. Behind you and all the others Bart…Stand tall and proud all,you are an inspiration to many !! Keep up the fight,maybe lady justice will lift her veiled eyes and see the injustice of it all….

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