Brandi Morin

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. She is now hard at work striving to tell the stories of Canada's Indigenous peoples to a broader audience.

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'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.
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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.
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'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.

First Nations communications specialist recalls Trump's 'Pocahontas' insult on the campaign trail

U.S. President Donald Trump's reference to Pocahontas during a ceremony for Navajo veterans at the White House Monday has Calgary-based First Nations communications specialist Nicole Robertson reliving a similar Trump encounter.

First Nations mother risks fine, jail with social media campaign to get kids back

The woman started a social media campaign in October to raise awareness about her struggle with a child and family services agency since losing her children a decade ago.

Cree councillor, wildlife biologist object to Alberta wolf and coyote culls

Benjamin Badger believes the “four-legged nation”, which includes the wolf and coyote family “clans”, have shared the land with Indigenous People for time immemorial and should not be hunted and killed.

Respect for elders a vital part of actress Roseanne Supernault's life and new film, Neither Wolf Nor Dog

For Métis/Cree actress Roseanne Supernault, playing the role of granddaughter to a respected Lakota elder in Neither Wolf Nor Dog came naturally.

'Enough is enough,' when it comes to oilsands emissions, chief responds to Alberta premier's speech

First Nations chiefs opposed to tar sands development are decrying Premier Rachel Notley’s promises to incorporate climate-change commitments while pushing for more pipelines to be built.

Indigenous trans woman reflects on past attack for Transgender Day of Remembrance

Transgender people who are also Indigenous struggle with double the discrimination in Canada, says Alberta's Chevi Rabbit.