We are thrilled to announce that award-winning independent journalist and writer Martha Troian’s (Lac Seul First Nation) joyful stories IT’S POWWOW TIME! and TODAY I AM LOVED have been acquired by Virginia Duncan at Greenwillow/HarperCollins for World Rights at auction!

IT’S POWWOW TIME! is a joyful story about a young boy learning how to dance at a powwow, illustrated by Hawlii Pichette (Mushkego Cree), and scheduled for publication in fall 2024. TODAY I AM LOVED is the story of a family undoing the bounds of the Canadian Indian residential school, told through the eyes of a child experiencing unconditional love.

Martha Troian 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.

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.

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 a proud member of Lac Seul First Nation with maternal ties to Wabauskang First Nation in northwestern Ontario.

Deal arranged by Carolyn Forde and Amy Tompkins.

Congratulations Martha!