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Joy SpearChief-Morris is an Indigenous Black Canadian writer, advocate, and athlete. She is a proud member of the Kainai Blood Tribe and grew up in Lethbridge, Alberta. Joy has a Bachelor’s degree in History and First Nations Studies and a Master’s degree in Political Science specializing in Transitional Justice and Post-Conflict Reconstruction from Western University. She is currently a Master of Journalism student at Carleton University. Joy hopes to bring the experiences and stories of other Indigenous and Black people in Canada to the forefront of Canadian journalism. Joy is a retired 100m hurdler in Athletics who is a three-time Canadian national finalist and represented Team Canada internationally twice.


Master of Journalism candidate, 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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