History made as Abegweit First Nation hosts all-candidate event – The Guardian

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History made as Abegweit First Nation hosts all-candidate event – The Guardian

by ahnationtalk on October 7, 2015371 Views

October 06, 2015

Eliza Starchild Knockwood, right, speaks Tuesday at a Cardigan riding all-candidates meeting in Scotchfort while Abegweit First Nation Chief Brian Francis listens.

Marie Knockwood says years of abuse fading slightly as she sees progress in relations between natives, politicians

Marie Knockwood has a horror show of memories whirling in her head but after a meeting Tuesday with federal candidates for the Cardigan riding, a measure of peace is with her.

The meeting was history-making, those attending were told.

“This is the first time candidates have come together in Scotchfort,” said Eliza Starchild Knockwood, organizer of the meeting and Marie’s daughter.

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