Talackova: "I think the Creator put me here to be a spokesperson"

APTN National News
Jenna Talackova has become a worldwide sensation following her battle with the Miss Universe Organization over her ability to compete in the Miss Universe pageants.

But her heritage isn’t discussed as often.

Talackova’s roots are in the Lake Babine Nation, in northern BC. Relatives say she returns often to potlatch, and credits her uncle for teaching her the importance of her native heritage.

APTN National News reporter Rob Smith has the details.

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Before moving to become the APTN News social media producer, Mark was the executive producer for the news in eastern Canada. Before starting with APTN in 2009, Mark worked at CBC Radio and Television in Newfoundland and Labrador and Ottawa.

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