St. John’s Mayor Dennis O’Keefe prepares to raise the Pride flag at City Hall on July 16, kicking off the annual Pride Week celebrations in and around the province’s capital city. For a full schedule of events, visit www.stjohnspride.org.
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.