Martha is an award-winning independent journalist and writer. Specializing in investigative journalism, she has worked for and contributed to media outlets across Canada for close to 15 years.

Martha’s investigations have received widespread acclaim, notably her work on CBC’s Missing and Murdered: The Unsolved Cases of Indigenous Women and Girls. That project garnered a total of 11 awards including the 2016 Canadian Hillman Prize and the 2016 Canadian Journalists for Free Expression: Investigative award. For her work with Vice News’ Indigenous Water Crisis, Martha received the 2018 Canadian Hillman Honourable Mention. All projects were collaborative, providing her with the opportunity to work with incredible journalists and editors from across the country. 

Her work can be read and heard on CBC News, CBC Radio, Toronto Star, Globe and Mail, The Walrus, Today’s Parent to APTN News to name but a few.

In between writing stories and working on large-scale projects, she continues to craft long-form stories, such as a chapter in the book called, ‘It’s All Happening So Fast, A Counter-History of the Modern Canadian Environment.’ published by the Centre Canadien d’Architecture. For this chapter, she examines the Asubpeeschoseewagong First Nation (Grassy Narrows) fight against mercury contamination.

For 2019-2020, she is the McLaughlin Centre Science Journalism fellow with the William Southam Journalism Fellowship at Massey College, University of Toronto; where she specializes in environmental studies and public health. Previously she was a recipient of the Investigative Journalism Intensive Program at Banff Centre for the Arts and Creativity. 

Martha earned a Master of Journalism degree from Carleton University (Ottawa, Ontario) in broadcast journalism, and a Master of Journalism specializing in investigative journalism from the University of King’s College (Halifax, Nova Scotia). Martha is also a producer at the Institute for Investigative Journalism; a consortium joining media outlets with journalism students and faculty to spearhead nation-wide investigations in the public interest. 

She is proudly from Lac Seul First Nation and Wabauskang First Nation in northwestern Ontario.

Martha is represented by Senior Literary Agent Carolyn Forde.