Stories from now-deceased Maliseet elders published despite copyright issue

The copyright problem hasn’t been settled, but a group of academics stepped in to help publish the stories anyway

Trina Roache
APTN National News
In New Brunswick – a small Maliseet community celebrated national Aboriginal Day with a book launch.

The book was decades in the making – and it’s one that could challenge how Canadian copyright law looks at oral storytelling.


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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.