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Justin Brake

Justin Brake

Justin Brake is an independent journalist from Elmastukwek, Ktaqmkuk (Bay of Islands, Newfoundland) who currently lives and works on unceded Algonquin territory in Ottawa. He is of mixed settler and Mi'kmaq descent and focuses much of his attention on Indigenous rights and liberation, social justice, climate action and decolonization. He has worked in various capacities for CBC, The Telegram, APTN News and The Independent, and is actively exploring new forms and styles of journalistic storytelling through emerging frameworks like movement journalism and systems journalism.

Truth first, then reconciliation
“I have nothing else left to lose”: Mud Lake leader to Nalcor
Cop behind violent Muskrat Falls arrest named “Officer of the Year”
Penashue resumes protest of Muskrat Falls
Land protectors see renewed support in wake of new charges
Women’s, Indigenous, labour leaders underwhelmed by federal budget
Land protectors face criminal charges for defending water, food, culture
Qalipu enrolment outcome “next big reconciliation issue” in Canada: Chief
Premier meets with Labrador land protectors