Renée Lilley

Reporter, CBC Indigenous

Renée Lilley is a reporter for CBC Indigenous based in Winnipeg. She is a recipient of the CJF-CBC Indigenous Journalism Fellowship for 2022 and is a recent University of Winnipeg grad with a BA in rhetoric and communications. She has reported for radio and online news in her hometown of Portage la Prairie, Man. She is also a proud Métis mama of four girls.

Latest from Renée Lilley

Brokenhead Ojibway Nation celebrates Treaty Days with new powwow arbour

Brokenhead Chief Gordon Bluesky says their new arbour, complete with Astroturf, got a lot of positive feedback last weekend.

Sandy Lake First Nation kids get chance to play up their baseball skills

Sandy Lake First Nation youth are up to bat this week at a baseball camp in the community to learn some skills of the game. 

Indian day school settlement claim deadline passes, despite calls for extension

The deadline has passed for survivors of federal Indian day schools and federal day schools to apply for compensation in the class action settlement, though individuals can ask to be considered for a six-month extension. 

Sweater found during search for Garden Hill teen Tammy Nattaway, missing for 2 years

Tammy Nattaway went missing from Garden Hill First Nation in July 2020. Volunteers searching the nearby community of Wasagamack recently found a sweater believed to belong to her.

Manitoba Métis Federation invites non-Manitoba residents to apply for citizenship

The Manitoba Métis Federation is travelling across Western Canada to attract Métis with Red River roots to join the organization. 

Cree U of Winnipeg graduate speaks her language in valedictory address

Sharissa Neault was a 2022 spring convocation valedictorian at the University of Winnipeg. With an honours degree in psychology, she hopes to stay connected to her Cree language and culture as she continues on.

Sister struggles to bring her Sixties Scoop brother's ashes home from U.S.

When Susan Chief wanted to bring her brother's remains home to Manitoba, she ended up in a dispute with his adoptive family.

Norval Morrisseau, who created Woodland art style, featured in Google doodle

Ojibway artist Norval Morrisseau is being honoured on June 21 with a Google doodle, created by Blake Angeconeb and Danielle Morrison.

Mi'kmaw designer makes gown with birchbark bodice, hopes to motivate youth to learn about culture

Mi'kmaw designer Sgoagani Wecenisqon created a birchbark dress featured in an Indigenous fashion show in Fredericton. She hopes her designs inspire youth and non-Indigenous folks to learn about the culture.

Making replica Red River carts helps Métis man build and share a sense of culture, pride

Garry Patterson from Canwood, Sask., started making replica Red River carts in late 2019. He often gives them away, but proceeds from sales go to support his daughter's entrepreneurial efforts.