Elder, longtime activist won’t let cancer stop him from fighting controversial hydroelectric project in Labrador

Jim Learning, who is Inuit, has been protesting the Muskrat Falls project for many years.

Trina Roache
APTN National News
A longtime environmental activist in Labrador hopes to inspire others in a fight against Muskrat Falls.

Jim Learning has spent years battling the controversial hydroelectric project.

Now he’s also fighting cancer.

But Learning as no plans to back down.



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Trina Roache brings 18 years of journalistic experience to APTN Investigates. A member of the Glooscap First Nation in unceded Mi’kmaw territory, Trina has covered Indigenous issues from politics to land protection, treaty rights and more. In 2014, Trina won the Journalists for Human Rights/CAJ award for her series on Jordan’s Principle. She was nominated again in 2017 for a series on healthcare issues in the remote Labrador community of Black Tickle. Trina’s favorite placed is behind the camera, and is honoured when the people living the story, trust her to tell it.