Dr. Sable

Breaking Ground in Goose Bay

By Maroon & White | spring 2014

Dr. Trudy Sable had just begun a six-day stay to work with the Innu community of Sheshatshiu when the call came to meet with Grand Chief Prote Poker for the official signing of a ground-breaking Memorandum of Understanding with Saint Mary’s University. A 40-minute drive on winding, icy roads took Dr. Sable to Goose Bay, Labrador and the fruition of 15 years’ work collaborating with the Innu Nation on their process of self-governance.

“The signing of the MOU was a momentous occasion,” says Sable, Director of Aboriginal and Northern Research for Saint Mary’s Gorsebrook Research Institute. “After years of people working to make this happen, everything came together over the course of a few days.”

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