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Joy is an Indigenous Black Canadian writer, advocate, and athlete. A journalist and storyteller, Joy specializes in news and long-form print writing as well as audio storytelling. As a proud member of the Kainai Blood Tribe who grew up in Lethbridge, Alberta, she reports on the toughest Indigenous issues in our country and telling Indigenous stories through Indigenous voices. Joy has bylines in The Globe and Mail, The Narwhal, The Walrus and CBC, covering everything from the 2022 Papal Visit, the Hockey Canada sexual assault scandal, the Canadian housing crisis, environmental, federal and Indigenous politics as well several op-eds. Through her reporting, Joy hopes to give a voice to those who feel underrepresented in the media because of their gender, race, ability or privilege.


Master of Journalism, Carleton University

MA Political Science specializing in Transitional Justice and Post Conflict Reconstruction, Western University

BA History and First Nations Studies, Western University

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