NoiseCat 2

I am a writer, wonk and activist.

Currently, I am reporting from across Indian Country with generous support from the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's Indigenous Fellowship and High Country News' Diverse Western Voices Award.

You can find my writing in The Guardian as well as the CBC, Vice, JacobinFusionHuffPostIndian Country Today, The Marshall Project, SalonHigh Country and other publications. Developmentthe flagship journal of the Society for International Development, published my work on the role of indigenous peoples in combatting climate change, and the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights has invited me to consult for their General Comment on access to land and economic, social and cultural rights.

The belief that indigenous people and ideas can contribute to understanding and solving the world's most pressing challenges inspires my writing and gives strength to my voice.

Raised in a single-mother household in Oakland, California, I am a proud member of the Canim Lake Band Tsq'escen and a descendant of the Lil'Wat Nation of Mount Currie.

Columbia University saw fit to graduate me Phi Beta Kappa and Magna Cum Laude with History Department Honors in 2015. Oxford University awarded me a Clarendon Scholarship to read for a master's in Global and Imperial History at Somerville College, where I graduated in 2016.

Before turning my time to storytelling, I was an Urban Fellow in the Commissioner’s Office of the NYC Department of Housing Preservation & Development.

I want to be an honest man and a good writer.