Maliseet hold time immemorial event to work towards new relationship with Canada

Trina Roache
APTN National News

While many Canadians celebrated Canada 150, the Maliseet in New Brunswick did something different.

They held a time immemorial event.

The goal was to educate and raise awareness of Indigenous issues.

And find ways to improve the relationship with Canada in the future.

The message was perfectly clear.

“There’s not going to be reconciliation unless our people are involved in the decision of our future,” said Wolastoqiyik Grandmother Alma Brook. “We have to be involved this time.”

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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 “Maliseet hold time immemorial event to work towards new relationship with Canada

  1. I think the sentiment was very fair and the event very respectful. That’s the only way we are going to move toward reconciliation. They are asking for mutual respect and I believe, giving it.

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