Mi’kmaq, Maliseet leaders in tax battle with NB government

A key source of money for First Nations in New Brunswick is up in the air.

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A key source of money for First Nations in New Brunswick is up in the air.

The province is deciding whether tax dollars collected on reserve should be shared with the bands.

Mi’kmaq and Maliseet leaders say that losing that revenue is a step in the wrong direction.

APTN’s Trina Roache has this story.

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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.