In an effort to increase much-needed gender equality on boards, YWCA Edmonton and DirectHer Network have teamed up on a unique 12-month pilot project aimed at blazing more pathways for women and gender minorities wanting to serve at decision-making tables. “This partnership is a made-in-Alberta solution to the real challenge of not seeing enough women on boards, particularly women of colour and Indigenous women. We need to open more doors for everyone,” said YWCA Edmonton
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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