Mi’kmaq communities say Premier’s apology step in the right direction but …

Mi’kmaq communities want more than apology for “conquered people” reference.

Trina Roache
APTN National News
The Mi’kmaq say an apology for being called a “conquered people” is a step in the right direction.

That reference was made in a court document in a Nova Scotia court case.

The premier apologized to a number of chiefs Thursday in Halifax.

But community members want to hear it for themselves.

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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.