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Winner, 2024 Writers' Union of Canada Freedom to Read Award
Winner, 2023 Wilfrid Eggleston Award for Nonfiction

Finalist, 2023 Rakuten Kobo Emerging Writer Prize

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.

About the author(s)

BRANDI MORIN is an award-winning Cree/Iroquois/French multimedia journalist from Treaty 6 territory in Alberta. Among her many awards over a decade of reporting on Indigenous oppression in North America, she won two National Native American Journalism awards in 2022 for her work in Al Jazeera English. She also received a top prize in the Feature Reporting category of the Edward Murrow awards. Brandi’s debut memoir, Our Voice of Fire: A Memoir of a Warrior Rising, was an instant national bestseller.

Reviews

Her powerful and necessary work is required reading for all readers seeking to better know the realities and buried truths of the Indigenous experience.

[Morin] comes to view her life story as intertwined with those of others, particularly other Indigenous women … In her candour, she calls on us, as readers, to be good visitors in her narrative.

Morin writes honestly and compassionately … Her narrative provides an important window into an experience that needs far more mainstream attention.

Brandi Morin's storytelling is accessible, powerful, and clear. ... She is a brave and vulnerable storyteller who brings greater empathy and understanding into the lives of Indigenous people and the cycles of intergenerational trauma and yet manages to get up again and again in hope.