Unama’ki gears up for National Indigenous Peoples Day

SYDNEY — The Cape Breton Post wanted to know how Unama’ki was planning to celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day on June 21 as COVID-19 has changed a lot of the plans and celebrations often held in local communities to mark the occasion.

We reached out to five L’nu across the island to find out what the day means to them.

Bernadette Marshall

Marshall is the first vice-president of the Nova Scotia Women’s Association and from Potlotek First Nation.

She was saddened to hear about the recent police shooting deaths of Chantel Moore and Rodney Levi in New Brunswick. For the 61-year-old, it brought up old feelings of how she and her family have dealt with racism throughout their lives. Full story here.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s