Emilee Gilpin is a key advisor for National Observer's 'First Nations Forward' special report. Emilee produced most of the reporting on the first two years of the series from 2017-2019. With a keen focus on inspirational stories of leadership and success, she traveled through British Columbia, building relationships and documenting stories of governance, self-determination and alternative ways forward. For the past year, she served as Managing Director.
Her stunning visual, verbal and written journalism for First Nations Forward twice earned her the Canadian Association of Journalists nomination for "Emerging Indigenous Journalism."
A Michif nomad, she worked in the first 9 months of 2020 from Bahia, Brazil. She is Métis, Filipina, European (3rd & 4th gen. settler). She now resides in the traditional territories of the W̱SÁNEĆ Peoples.