Kukukwes.com – The Podcast: Episode 13

Trevor Sanipass ran for the NDP in the Waverley-Fall River-Beaver Bank riding in the Nova Scotia election May 30/Photo by Stephen Brake

Kukukwes.com – The Podcast: Episode 13
Recorded on June 18, 2017
Host: Maureen Googoo

Podcast includes:

1. Trevor Sanipass was hoping to become the first Mi’kmaw MLA elected to the Nova Scotia Legislature. He came in third for the NDP in the riding of Waverley-Fall River-Beaverbank during the provincial election May 30. I interviewed him about his campaign bid. Click here to read the news story about Sanipass: kukukwes.com/2017/05/29/sanipass-hopes-to-become-first-mikmaw-elected-to-ns-legislature/

2. Potlotek First Nation in Nova Scotia hopes to be running its own community radio station soon. The community has submitted an application to the Canadian Radio and Telecommunications Commission. Community member George Marshall speaks with me about the radio station. Click here to read the news story: kukukwes.com/2017/06/21/potlotek-first-nation-hoping-to-run-own-radio-station/

3. Several Mi’kmaw youth are taking part in a photo project that examines Turtle Grove along Halifax Harbour. The project is part of the Photopolis Festival which will take place in October. I spoke with Sabrina Dimattia and Kehisha Wilmot about their contributions to the project. Click here to read the news story: kukukwes.com/2017/07/10/indigenous-youth-to-create-photo-exhibit-for-100th-anniversary-of-halifax-explosion/


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About Maureen Googoo 145 Articles
Maureen Googoo is an award-winning journalist from Indian Brook First Nation (Sipekne'katik) in Nova Scotia. She has worked in news for 30 years for media outlets such as CBC Radio, the Chronicle-Herald and the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network. Maureen has an arts degree in political science from Saint Mary's University in Halifax, a post-graduate degree in journalism from Ryerson University in Toronto and a Masters degree in journalism from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in New York City.