Our Voice of Fire

Our Voice of Fire

A Memoir of a Warrior Rising

Written by: Morin, Brandi

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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.

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.

Published By House of Anansi Press Inc — Aug 2, 2022
Specifications 224 pages | 5 in x 7.5 in
Written By

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.

Written By

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.

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

” —Booklist (starred review)

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

” —Liber Review

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.

” —The Miramichi Reader

[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.

” —Literary Review of Canada

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

Our Voice Of Fire is a searingly honest, thought-provoking, and ultimately empowering exploration of pain and the quest for justice. By sharing her stories with the world, Brandi Morin makes a beautiful proclamation that there can be a hopeful path through trauma without diminishing the significance of the trauma itself, both personal and intergenerational. These are stories that need to be told and stories that need to be read.

” —Dan Levy

Brandi Morin is a remarkable writer and a true original, her unique and clarion voice ringing out in the crowded field of contemporary journalism. This memoir is indeed written in fire: it can warm and it can scorch. And it casts a circle of light in the darkness.

” —Naomi Klein, author of This Changes Everything

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 a writer at the height of her powers, fighting to reclaim Canadian history for those whose memory has been crushed under the weight of it. Equal parts devastating and beautiful, Our Voice of Fire is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand Canada in 2022.

” —Christopher Curtis, journalist and co-founder of The Rover

Throughout her remarkable career as a journalist, Brandi Morin has told the often-ignored stories of others — particularly of Indigenous women and girls — with respect, dignity, and fearless authenticity. In this book, she does the same with her own.

” —Jacqueline O'Neill, Canada's Ambassador for Women, Peace, and Security

Brandi Morin is a fighter, a survivor, a champion, and her weapon of choice is her words. Only God/Creator knows where her fight for justice will take her next, but the way I see it, this is just the beginning.

” —Jolene Banning, journalist and producer