Today marks the 25th anniversary of National Indigenous Peoples Day, a day to celebrate, highlight and reflect upon the rich histories, cultures and achievements of First Nations, Inuit and Metis peoples. June 21 was chosen because it coincides with the summer solstice, a sacred and joyous time for many First Nations peoples because it marks the longest day of the year. There are lots of COVID-friendly National Indigenous Peoples Day events happening around the capital
Brandi Morin is an award-winning French/Cree/Iroquois journalist from Treaty 6, AB, near Edmonton. For the last 10 years, Brandi has specialized in sharing Indigenous stories, which have influenced reconciliation in Canada’s political, cultural and social environments.
She is one of Canada’s most prominent journalistic voices on Indigenous issues with an “insatiable” passion for justice.
Her most notable work is published/broadcasted with Al Jazeera English, the Guardian, the National Observer, the Toronto Star, Power & Politics, CTV National, CBC Newsnet, the New York Times, Huff Post Canada, Elle Canada, Vice Canada, the Walrus, 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. The award is co-sponsored by Journalists for Human Rights.
Brandi is a survivor of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls and uses the experience to shed light on the ongoing genocidal crisis in Canada.
She is “obsessed” with truth-telling through storytelling and humanizing the marginalized of society.
Her passion for human rights, justice, cultural revitalization, the environment, and reconciliation has inspired and empowered Indigenous and mainstream audiences around the world.
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