Emilee Gilpin, a multimedia reporter, is the lead journalist and storyteller on National Observer's series First Nations Forward. She is committed to sharing stories of success and sovereignty and investigating responses to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's calls to action. She says she is as 'Michif' as it gets - a mix of Cree-Métis, Scottish, Irish and Filipina descent. 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. She earned a graduate diploma in journalism from Concordia University.