Mi’kmaq on quest to reclaim 300 year-old altar

Nearly 300 years ago the French gave the Mi’kmaq a wooden altar as a gift.

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Nearly 300 years ago the French gave the Mi’kmaq a wooden altar as a gift.

That altar is sitting in a church not far from a Nova Scotia First Nation.

On Monday, a small group of Mi’kmaq went to see if they could get it back.

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.