Labrador 28 say they feel betrayed by letter to Premier

Trina Roache
APTN National News

An Inuit leader in Labrador is calling on the premier to help get charges against 28 land protectors dropped.

The group is facing 60 charges stemming from a protest at the Muskrat Falls hydroelectric project in the fall.

Johannes Lampe sent a letter to Dwight Ball Wednesday urging action from the government.

But the people facing criminal charges say it’s not enough.

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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.