Brandi Morin, Métis, born and raised in Alberta, possesses a passion for telling Indigenous stories. Based outside Edmonton, Morin has lent her talents to several news organizations, including Indian Country Today Media Network and the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network National News.
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Rally held outside Alberta courthouse after threats made against school, First Nations
People from surrounding First Nations stood outside the St. Paul, Alta., courthouse on Thursday to rally against what they’re calling a hate crime after threats were made to 'shoot up' a school.
'It's a very emotional experience': Indigenous millennials share their journey of language reclamation
“I never imagined how much of an emotional process it is,” said Sandra Warriors, who's working to learn both Interior Salish languages spoken by her mother's and her father's communities.
How a Cree grandmother helps dangerous offenders find their path to rehabilitation
Call to Action 30 urges governments to eliminate the overrepresentation of Aboriginal people in custody over the next decade. Pathways is part of a federal mandate for Indigenous-specific corrections programming aimed at reducing the number of Indigenous repeat offenders.
Alberta officials' role in 60s Scoop sessions was to 'shut up and listen' to survivors, says minister
Alberta held its final engagement session with survivors of the Sixties Scoop Thursday in Edmonton, and the Indigenous Relations Minister said it had been an opportunity for officials to take a back seat and listen.
Alberta man offers to share his 'stolen land' with a First Nations family
Joel Holmberg says he has long acknowledged that Canada is "really all stolen land" — even his own property that he has worked hard for, and still has about another 20 years until it's paid off.
'We're so used to not saying anything': Standing up against racism in St. Paul, Alta.
St. Paul's claim to fame is having the world's first UFO landing pad. Its plaque says "all visitors from Earth or otherwise are welcome to this territory and to the Town of St. Paul." But even though aliens and outsiders are invited, many of the area's own Indigenous Peoples are struggling to feel welcome in St. Paul, which was once considered their ancestral territory.
'We are dying': Maskwacis community members overwhelmed by suicides
Maskwacis Indian Health Services mental health worker Rick Lightening said there have been 14 suicides within the four nations that make up Maskwacis since December 2017. He also believes local leadership should call a state of emergency because help is desperately needed.
Decolonizing Christmas: family scraps holiday for Indigenous ceremony
The Makokis family stopped observing Christmas 20 years ago and say 'every day is a gift in our life.'
Presents from prison: Pê Sâkâstêw inmates help serve Christmas hampers in Maskwacis
Samson Cree Nation hosted its Christmas food hamper giveaway Friday, with the help of volunteers and inmates from the nearby Pê Sâkâstêw correctional facility.
5 Years after Idle No More, founders still speaking out
It’s been five years since Idle No More was elevated into the Canadian conscious, and the founders continue to speak up for Indigenous sovereignty, the land and water.