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Miles Morrisseau

Miles Morrisseau

Miles Morrisseau is a Metis writer, journalist, and multimedia producer from the Metis homeland in Manitoba. He began his career as a writer/broadcaster for CBC Radio in Winnipeg. He produced documentaries on Sunday Morning, CBC Radio’s flagship documentary program. As national Native affairs broadcaster, he covered the Mohawk gambling war in Akwesasne, the death of the Meech Lake Accord, and was the only journalist who had access behind the barricades during the Oka Crisis, entering on one of a handful of boats that smuggled in food and medicine. He was editor-in-chief of Nativebeat, the Beat of a Different Drum, which was chosen best Native American monthly by the Native American Journalists Association. He was editor-in-chief of Aboriginal Voices Magazine and Indian Country Today. He produced Buffalo Tracks with Evan Adams for APTN. He was the program manager who launched Streetz FM, the first radio station by and for Indigenous youth. He has six children and seven grandchildren and has been with his partner, Shelly Bressette, for more than 35 years. He lives in Grand Rapids, Manitoba, on one of the last pieces of Metis land still in the hands of Metis people.

Written By Miles Morrisseau