Bill Braden - Cheetah Resources
Bill Braden is a seasoned Northern writer and photographer who has lived in Yellowknife since 1964, including a decade in Whitehorse, Yukon (1976-86). His careers cover business and communications experience including journalism, small business, tourism and corporate utility management. He has traveled extensively across all three Arctic territories.
Braden also served from 1999 to 2007 in the NWT Legislative Assembly as Member for the Yellowknife riding of Great Slave. In 2009 he earned an honours photography diploma at the Vancouver Institute of Media Arts and started billbradenphoto. Based in Yellowknife, it is a freelance writing and photography service to corporate and commercial clients, as well as to a wide range of northern media. www.billbradenphoto.com
As the Mining reporter for News/North and Yellowknifer, he covered the rise of diamond discoveries in the NWT and earned the Canadian Institute of Mining’s 1994 media award for feature reporting on this remarkable story. Over the past decade, Braden, 67, has produced seven hardcover photo books on stories ranging from the ice road to the diamond mines, the Deh Cho Bridge, Air Tindi, and the Auroras Borealis. His first encounter with the Nechalacho project was in 2010, and a decade later, he’s pleased to be part of the Cheetah team that’s bringing it into production.