Emilee Gilpin, a multimedia reporter, will be 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 is Saulteaux Cree and Métis. She has been awarded the Susan Carson bursary award, a Fullbright Canada scholarship and was recently Journalist for Human Rights' "Emerging Indigenous Intern" at The Tyee. She earned a graduate diploma in journalism from Concordia University.