Brandi Morin: Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls Virtual Talk
April 5, 2023
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Best-selling author, Brandi Morin joins us for a free virtual talk about Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG+) across Turtle Island
Brandi Morin, best-selling author of Our Voice of Fire: A Memoir of a Warrior Rising, is joining Vancouver Island Regional Library (VIRL) on April 27 from 5:30 – 7:30pm for a virtual talk about her experiences as a journalist and author writing about Indigenous issues, especially MMIWG+ across North America.
“Having Brandi with us days ahead of Red Dress Day on May 5 is a powerful tribute to the many Indigenous women and girls who have been victims of a system that has failed them,” says VIRL Librarian, Dalia Levy. “I believe it is important for everyone to hear Brandi’s personal stories and the stories she has reported on.”
A survivor of the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls crisis, Morin uses her experience to tell the stories of those who did not survive the rampant violence. Morin’s reporting has appeared in National Geographic, Al Jazeera English, the Guardian, NBC THINK, CNN, VICE, ELLE Canada, the Toronto Star, the New York Times, Canadaland, Huffpost, Indian Country Today Media Network, the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network National News, and CBC Indigenous.
This event is free, and all are welcome to attend. Participants should note that the talk will address issues of trauma, systemic racism, and other themes that could be traumatizing or triggering for some viewers.
More information, including registration for the Zoom event and links to Morin’s titles in our collection, is available on our website.
A recording will be made available after the event.
Media Contact David Carson, Director of Communications 250.327.3651 firstname.lastname@example.org
About Brandi Morin
Brandi Morin is an award-winning Cree/Iroquois/French multimedia journalist from Treaty 6 territory in Alberta. For the last 10 years Brandi has specialized in sharing Indigenous stories.
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.
In July 2022, Brandi won first place in the Print/Online Best Feature Story for her story with Al Jazeera English titled Canada’s crying shame’: The fields full of children’s bones via the National Native American Journalism Awards as well as Best Column for her work with the Toronto Star via the National Native American Journalism Awards.
In competition against media heavyweights The New York Times, Washington Post, CNN International and numerous others, Brandi’s series with Al Jazeera English Online won a top prize in the Feature Reporting category of the annual Edward Murrow 2022 awards named after the CBS News maverick and pioneer of 60 Minutes-styled documentaries. Her feature won for its six-part series about Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.
Brandi’s debut memoir Our Voice of Fire: A Memoir of a Warrior Rising, became a national bestseller within days of its August 2, 2022 release.