Indigenous Author, Journalist & Survivor of the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Crisis
Brandi Morin is an award-winning Cree/Iroquois/French multimedia journalist from Treaty 6 territory in Alberta. For the last 10 years, Brandi has specialized in sharing Indigenous stories.
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, Al Jazeera English, the Guardian, NBC THINK, CNN, VICE, ELLE Canada, 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 with Al Jazeera English Online won a top prize in the Feature Reporting category of the annual Edward Murrow 2022 awards named after the CBS News maverick and pioneer of 60 Minutes-styled documentaries.
Her feature won for its six-part series about Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.
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.
Indigenous Land/Environmental Rights
Truth & Reconciliation
Reconciliation & the Media
Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls
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