Mi’kmaw personality Trevor Sanipass charged with committing indecent act

A well known personality in Nova Scotia has been charged for committing an indecent act that allegedly took place on July 7, 2019.

Trevor Sanipass, 45, of Eskasoni First Nation in Nova Scotia, is well known in the territory for travelling to communities and taking part in ceremonies.

He was charged March 4.

According to his LinkedIn page, Sanipass is a cultural advisor for such agencies as the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, and CBC’s Morning show on radio.

For over ten years, Sanipass was a probation officer and Indigenous liaison officer for the Nova Scotia Department of Justice.

Sanipass unsuccessfully ran as a NDP candidate in 2017 and 2018.

He is also a champion arm wrestler and consulted on APTN’s Arm Nation.

In 2019 he was named coach of the year by the Mi’kmaw Sports council, and was scheduled to host arm wrestling sponsored by the North American Indigenous Games.

Sanipass is to appear in Truro Provincial Court March 31, 2021.

Video Journalist / Halifax

Angel Moore is a proud Cree from the Peguis First Nation in Manitoba. Angel grew up in Winnipeg and has a Journalism degree from the University of King’s College. She also has a degree from Dalhousie University in International Development Studies and Environmental Sustainability. Angel joined APTN News in June 2018 as the correspondent in the Halifax bureau and covers Atlantic Canada.