Ku’ku’kwes News – The Podcast: Episode 14

Passamaquoddy Nation Chief Hugh Akagi/Photo by Stephen Brake

Ku’ku’kwes News – The Podcast: Episode 14
Recorded on October 23, 2017
Host: Maureen Googoo

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Podcast includes:

1. Interview with Passamaquoddy Nation Chief Hugh Akagi regarding his group’s efforts to get official status with the Government of Canada. Read the full news story here: Passamaquoddy moving closer to status in Canada

2. Interviews with Indian Brook First Nation residents Cherie Brooks and her son, Cody Julian. Brooks is upset her son’s high school officials separated Mi’kmaw students from the rest of the student body after Julian was assaulted at the school. Read the full news story here: Parent upset Mi’kmaw students separated at high school after son was assaulted

3. Interviews with Inuit/Irish artist Kathleen Merritt and Mi’kmaw singer/songwriter George Paul. Both performed during the Celtic Colours International Festival in Cape Breton in October. Read the full news story here: Indigenous cultures celebrated at Celtic Colours International Festival

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About Maureen Googoo 256 Articles
Maureen Googoo is an award-winning journalist from Indian Brook First Nation (Sipekne'katik) in Nova Scotia. She has worked in news more than 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 journalism degree from Ryerson University in Toronto and a Masters degree in journalism from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in New York City.