Marie Wadden began her journalism career in 1977 at CBC television in Newfoundland. The following year she took a boat trip along the Labrador coast for a holiday and saw the Innu community of Davis Inlet at the height of its addiction crisis. She’s never lost sight of the needs of Aboriginal people since that time. In 1991 her D&M book, Nitassinan: The Innu Struggle to Reclaim their Homeland, won the Edna Staebler award for creative non fiction.rnrnHer radio and television work in Newfoundland and Quebec has also been recognized with Canadian and U.S. awards. In 2005, Wadden received the Atkinson Fellowship in Public Policy and published her research in a Toronto Star series entitled “Tragedy or Triumph: Canadian Public Policy and Aboriginal Addictions.” She is CBC Radio’s network producer in Newfoundland and lives in St. John’s with her husband Chris Brown and their two children, Nicholas and Naomi.