Mi’kmaq man wins human rights complaint after jail refuses access to elder, smudging

Trina Roache
APTN National News
In New Brunswick, A Mi’kmaq man has won a human rights settlement after he was denied Aboriginal services in jail.

Anthony Peter-Paul said his requests to smudge and talk to an Elder were turned down.

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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 “Mi’kmaq man wins human rights complaint after jail refuses access to elder, smudging

  1. {Trina Roache} … It’s a shame in the first place to be denied *Our Rights! Foreigners come here and wear their Symbolic Raiment and have even been allowed into the House of Parliament in Ottawa carrying so-called Ceremonial Dagger(s). The Indigenous Peoples will carry on their Tradition … even if the Matter is held over to the Supreme Court Justice. Foreigners do not dictate to *us how to mandate and/or implement our own Fiduciary Sovereign Tribal System!

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