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Emilee Gilpin

Emilee is interning with the Tyee, as a part of Journalist for Human Right's Emerging Indigenous Intern program. She is of Saulteaux-Cree Métis, Filipina, Scottish and Irish ancestry and is currently trying to uphold her responsibility as a visitor on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations.

Emilee recently completed a graduate diploma in Journalism at Concordia University in Montreal. She is specifically interested in disrupting the ways stories about First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples are told in the media and is working on a series that showcases urbanized Indigenous women at the front-lines of their own unique battles.

Twitter: @emileeguevara

Stories by Emilee Gilpin


How We Can Achieve Reconciliation Beyond Simple Rhetoric

Three Indigenous women devoted to reconciliation discuss need for changes in education, culture and distribution of food and land.

By Emilee Gilpin, 5 Oct 2017


Dare to Rethink Your Preconceptions of Indigenous People, Says Author

Lynn Gehl’s book challenges Western science, Justin Trudeau’s reconciliation rhetoric and Joseph Boyden controversy.

By Emilee Gilpin, 22 Sep 2017


Fish Farm Occupation Moves From Sea to City

Fish farm opponents urged the government to followup on campaign pledge and shut down facilities on Vancouver Island First Nations territories.

By Emilee Gilpin, 20 Sep 2017


Writer Takes Readers on Reconciliation Journey Across Canada

‘We need to ensure our families understand the history.’

By Emilee Gilpin, 15 Sep 2017


A Walk for Homelessness and a Journey Across Native Land

Nearing the end of 9,100-kilometre trek across Canada to raise awareness on youth homelessness, Joe Roberts has learned from the Indigenous communities he met along the way.

By Emilee Gilpin, 14 Sep 2017


Something Bright for a Community of Spirit

New mural in the Downtown Eastside honours residents taken by the opioid crisis.

By Emilee Gilpin, 11 Sep 2017


‘How Do I Represent Myself?’: Young Tsilhqot’in Filmmaker Gets Noticed

Twenty-five-year-old Trevor Mack’s latest short to debut at 2017 Toronto International Film Festival.

By Emilee Gilpin, 5 Sep 2017


Wild Salmon Advocates Protest Fish Farms Outside of DFO Offices

‘We have a sacred relationship with this fish.’

By Emilee Gilpin, 24 Aug 2017


Indigenous Hunters in Path of Chronic Wasting Disease Demand Federal Action

New findings game can infect humans spur calls for consultation, safety measures.

By Emilee Gilpin, 24 Aug 2017


VIDEO: Hear from the Speakers at Vancouver’s ‘Stand Up to Racism’ Rally

‘It is good to see you all. It is good for my heart.’

By Emilee Gilpin, 22 Aug 2017


Five Activists and Artists on Fighting Racism with Outrage and Empathy

In advance of expected Vancouver rallies, thoughts on accessing love in times of rage.

By Emilee Gilpin, 18 Aug 2017


‘We Were Doulas Before There Were Doulas’

After an unforgettable experience with her daughter, Danette Jubinville advocates for Indigenous-specific birth care.

By Emilee Gilpin, 9 Aug 2017


For This Haida Speaker, a Call to Learn and a Call to Teach

Jaskwaan Bedard’s journey to master Haida has been lifelong. Now, she advocates for grassroots protection and preservation.

By Emilee Gilpin, 28 Jul 2017


At ‘BigHeart Bannock,’ Resilience and Resistance in Food Made Well

With her new café, Lauraleigh Paul Yuxweluptun’aat empowers her community for generations to come.

By Emilee Gilpin, 11 Jul 2017


‘True Expression of All of Us’ in Dance of Reconciliation

ACHoRd brought together Indigenous, non-Indigenous women in three-month process of discovery, understanding and shared experience.

By Emilee Gilpin, 6 Jul 2017