Award-winning journalist Brandi Morin will present at the virtual event "Hunting Down the Killers of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls" Tuesday, Oct. 12, at 4 p.m.
Her presentation will discuss how Indigenous women and girls are vulnerable to predators because of a lack of protections by systems in power. This often includes a lack of police investigation into missing and dead Indigenous women and girls, and the lack of prosecution and conviction for perpetrators in the justice system. She will share her experience covering the stories of mothers, daughters, sisters and friends who have been killed or gone missing, and how she came to the conclusion that it’s time to stop this violence — and the contributing political, economic, institutional and societal racism — so Indigenous women and children can live and thrive.
Brandi Morin is an award-winning Cree/Iroquois/French journalist from Treaty 6 territory in Alberta. For the last 10 years Brandi has specialized in sharing Indigenous stories, some of which helped spark change and reconciliation in Canada's political, cultural and social environments. Her work has appeared in publications and on networks including Al Jazeera English, the National Observer, the Toronto Star, the New York Times, the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network National News, and CBC Indigenous.
This event is sponsored by Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; the Fairhaven World Issues Forum; Canadian-American Studies; Ray Wolpow Institute; Tribal Relations; and Journalism Department.