Tribute to Mi’kmaq poet highlights key role arts play in reconciliation

Trina Roache
APTN National News
The National Arts Centre orchestra took its tribute to a Mi’kmaq poet to Eskasoni, the home of the late Rita Joe Wednesday.

Her 15 line poem called “I lost my talk” has become a twenty minute performance.

The tribute highlights the key role the arts play in reconciliation.

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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.