Return of iconic canoe

Ireland“Madam, – We were very pleased to see Lorna Siggins’s report on the repatriation of the Maliseet canoe (Front Page, March 28th). The attention is warranted. Here in New Brunswick, Canada, there is wide community and political support for St Mary’s First Nation in their efforts to make a permanent home for the ‘Grandfather Akwiten’ canoe on the Saint John River in Fredericton. To date St Mary’s has obtained letters of support from members of parliament, the New Brunswick Legislature, the city of Fredericton, the national chiefs’ organisation the Assembly of First Nations, as well as community-based organisations such as the Conservation Council of New Brunswick …” (more)

[Gerry McAlister and Susan O’Donnell, Irish Times, 31 March]

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