Martha Troian

Originally from Obishikokaang (Lac Seul First Nation) located in northwestern Ontario, Martha Troian is an investigative journalist who frequently contributes to CBC News, including work on the multiple award-winning and ongoing Missing & Murdered: The Unsolved Cases of Indigenous Women and Girls. Follow her @ozhibiiige

Latest from Martha Troian

New app aims to help families of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls

An innovative new app has been developed for families of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls.

WestJet made homecoming for brain-injured grandson an ordeal, grandmother says

Grandmother from Sagkeeng says she had a horrible experience in the airport bringing her disabled grandson home.

More cases added in year since CBC News launched Unresolved: Case Closed or Murder?

In the year since CBC News launched Unresolved: Case Closed or Murder? — which highlighted dozens of MMIWG cases in which families dispute "no foul play" — more cases have been added to our national database.

Grandmothers call for monument to honour Sagkeeng First Nation's MMIWG

Several grandmothers from Sagkeeng First Nation would like to see a permanent monument to honour those who went missing or were murdered.

Close to 100 sacred pictographs in Ontario park vandalized with spray paint

Graffiti found on a sacred pictograph site at Matinenda Provincial Park in Ontario has outraged Indigenous leaders and people living in the area. The OPP says it's investigating the vandalism.

Architects from around the world gather in Ottawa for 1st-ever Indigenous design symposium

For the first time in Canada, Indigenous architects from around the globe will gather this weekend to discuss design and "place-making" at the International Indigenous Architecture and Design Symposium in Ottawa.

Families disagree with MMIWG inquiry commission's reason to postpone hearings

Twenty-three families of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls say they didn't advise commissioners of a long-awaited national inquiry to postpone public hearings, as was announced last week.

Indigenous Christian ministers walk in 2 worlds

Some Christian ministers who are Indigenous open up about how difficult it can be to reconcile their personal faith with the role that churches played in Canada's residential schools.

Manitoba healing centre to help families of missing, murdered Indigenous women

Families from the Sagkeeng First Nation, which has the highest number of unsolved cases of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls in Canada, will be among those benefiting from a new healing facility in Manitoba that melds traditional and Western healing.

Trapping course in northern Ontario revives traditions, cultural teachings

People in a northwestern Ontario First Nations community are relearning the skill of trapping for fur, reconnecting with history and the land — and they're becoming certified as trappers in the process.

B.C. First Nation leads with green technology, sustainability

Tiny T’Sou-ke Nation in B.C. is emerging as a leader in renewable and green energy.

Inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women has just 122 names registered

Families of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls are concerned about how the commission overseeing a long-awaited national inquiry is collecting names for its database.

'Do no harm': Mental health support key as MMIW inquiry triggers painful past, families say

On the eve of a national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls, the issue of reawakening trauma and mental health support is on the minds of family members and commission staff alike.

Quebec police renew investigation into Cree woman's death in Val-d'Or after 25 years

The family of a Cree woman who died after being found beaten in Val-d’Or, Que. say police have only recently reached out to discuss their concerns about her case, more than 25 years after her death.

Healing lodges designed to help rehabilitate Indigenous offenders underfunded, advocates say

Nearly 25 years after Canada introduced legislation aimed at giving Indigenous communities the power to rehabilitate offenders in community-run healing lodges, critics say those lodges are struggling — while the number of Indigenous inmates in prisons continues to rise.