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Music Cape Breton's Diversity in Unity

Artist Noel Marshall

Noel Marshall was born in 1905 in Potlotek and was the son of Thomas Marshall and Mary (Alex) Marshall. Noel was a well respected Mi’kmaq elder, a community leader and a Captain with the Mi’kmaq Grand Council for many years. Noel was married to Annie (Battiste) Marshall and they lived most of their life in Potlotek, where they raised their children. Noel’s father, Thomas, was also a Captain of the Grand Council and a former Chief of the community of Potlotek. It was from his father that Noel gained much of his knowledge of the Grand Council as he was extremely knowledgeable of the role of the Grand Council and the annual St. Anne’s Mission. Noel was also well versed in Mi’kmaq prayers and hymns.

Noel Marshall died in 1984.