Emilee Gilpin, a multimedia reporter, co-leads National Observer's series First Nations Forward. She is committed to sharing stories of self determination, success and sovereignty in First Nations across B.C. and to investigating responses to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's calls to action. She is a Michif nomad, walking through many worlds. She has been awarded the Susan Carson bursary award, a Fulbright Canada scholarship, Journalist for Human Rights' "Emerging Indigenous Intern" at The Tyee and nominated for the Canadian Association of Journalists' "Emerging Indigenous journalism" award twice. She earned a graduate diploma in journalism from Concordia University.