by Brandi Morin
House of Anansi Press
A wildfire of a debut memoir by internationally recognized French/Cree/Iroquois journalist Brandi Morin set to transform the narrative around Indigenous Peoples.
Brandi Morin is known for her clear-eyed and empathetic reporting on Indigenous oppression in North America. She is also a survivor of the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls crisis and uses her experience to tell the stories of those who did not survive the rampant violence. From her time as a foster kid and runaway who fell victim to predatory men and an oppressive system to her career as an internationally acclaimed journalist, Our Voice of Fire chronicles Morin's journey to overcome enormous adversity and find her purpose, and her power, through journalism. This compelling, honest book is full of self-compassion and the purifying fire of a pursuit for justice.
“An indispensable memoir from one of the most informative voices in contemporary journalism. Brandi Morin’s life story is one of dedication and triumph in spite of the many traumas inflicted upon Indigenous women by the settler colonial state. Through it all, her truth and hope persevere. This book will influence and inspire communities everywhere.” —Waubgeshig Rice, author of Moon of the Crusted Snow
"Brandi Morin is one of the most important Indigenous journalists and warriors of our time. Her raw, honest, and beautifully written story of her experiences, trauma, reliance, and perseverance is a must-read for all.” —Crystal Echo Hawk, founder and executive director, IllumiNative
About the Author:
Brandi Morin is an award-winning French/Cree/Iroquois journalist from Treaty 6, Alberta, Canada. For the last ten years Brandi has specialized in sharing Indigenous stories, which have influenced reconciliation in Canada's political, cultural, and social environments. She is one of Canada's most prominent voices on Indigenous issues. Morin has published or broadcast with the New York Times, National Geographic, the Guardian, the Toronto Star, Al Jazeera English, Vice, Elle Canada, CBC's Power & Politics, and the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network National News, among many other outlets. She won a Human Rights Reporting award from the Canadian Association of Journalists for her work with the CBC's Beyond 94 project tracking the progress of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's Calls to Action. She has worked with Journalists for Human Rights and has presented to various university campuses in Canada and the United States regarding her work as an Indigenous journalist and is in high demand for commentary and expertise on Indigenous topics.