Born and raised in Cartwright, Labrador, Harry Martin is a
fourth generation Labradorian whose ancestry is a mixture of
European settler and Labrador Inuit. He writes and sings songs
that reflect the beauty of his beloved Labrador; its majestic
mountains, wild untamed rivers and the quiet places. His
compositions tell the stories of the pioneers and the old
timers, and speak of the triumphs and tragedies of early life in
Labrador that helped make it the cultural mosaic it is today. He
sees his songs and stories as an effective way to preserve the
land and inform audiences of Labrador's history.
Harry's songs quietly, yet forcefully, stress the need to
protect our natural habitat and respect the old ways of life. He
well knows and understands the stories of the early pioneers and
the land he so loves from his involvement in professional and
volunteer conservation work.
For twenty-eight years, Harry worked as a Wildlife
Conservation Officer for the province of Newfoundland and
Labrador's Wildlife Division in Cartwright, Labrador. At the
present time he is employed as an Education and Information
Officer with the Canadian Wildlife Service, Environment Canada,
in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Labrador.