Mi’kmaq involved in annual gifting of Christmas tree to Boston for help during Halifax explosion

Nova Scotia has an annual tradition of giving a Christmas tree to Boston.

Trina Roache
APTN National News
Nova Scotia has an annual tradition of giving a Christmas tree to Boston.

It’s a thank you for the U.S. city’s help after the Halifax explosion in 1917.

And, for the first time, a Mi’kmaq community took part in the ceremony.

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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.