About Brandi

Brandi Morin is an award-winning Cree/Iroquois/French journalist from the Treaty 6 territory in Alberta. For the last 10 years, Brandi has specialized in sharing Indigenous stories, some of which have helped spark change and reconciliation in Canada’s political, cultural, and social landscapes.

She is known for her clear-eyed and empathetic reporting on Indigenous oppression in North America. She is also a survivor of the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls crisis and uses her experience to tell the stories of those who did not survive the rampant violence.

Her most notable work has appeared in publications and on networks including National Geographic, The BBC, Al Jazeera English, the Guardian, VICE, Rolling Stone Magazine, the Toronto Star, the New York Times, Canadaland, HuffPost, Indian Country Today Media Network, the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network National News, and CBC Indigenous. Brandi won a Human Rights Reporting award from the Canadian Association of Journalists in April of 2019 for her work with the CBC’s Beyond 94 project tracking the progress of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action.

In July 2022, Brandi won first place in the Print/Online Best Feature Story for her story with Al Jazeera English titled ‘Canada’s crying shame’: The fields full of children’s bones’ via the National Native American Journalism Awards as well as Best Column for her work with the Toronto Star via the National Native American Journalism Awards.

In competition against media heavyweights The New York Times, Washington Post, CNN International and numerous others, Brandi’s series about the genocide of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls with Al Jazeera English won a top prize in the Feature Reporting category of the annual Edward Murrow 2022 awards—a prestigious recognition named after the CBS News maverick and pioneer of 60 Minutes-styled documentaries.

Pen Canada awarded Brandi its annual Ken Filkow Prize for advancing freedom of expression in Canada in September 2023. In the same month, Amnesty International Canada awarded Brandi as the 2022/23 Media Award winner in the Local News/Alternative category for her story “The Last of the Untamed: Wedzin Kwa and the Wet’suwet’en fight to save Her,” which chronicled the Wet’su’wet’en People’s battle to stop a pipeline being constructed through their unceded lands.

Brandi’s debut memoir, Our Voice of Fire: A Memoir of a Warrior Rising, became a national bestseller within days of its August 2, 2022, release.

She has been described as a “force” and human rights champion who relentlessly persists in reporting with courage and transparency.

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