I am an Indigenous Canadian 100m hurdler chasing down my dream of competing at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan. Welcome to my journey...

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Joy SpearChief-Morris

This is my journey as an athlete and beyond

Photo by Howard Adams/Life 2 Photography

The life of an Indigenous Black Canadian track athlete doing what it takes to chase my dreams while finding my passion along the way. I am a dream chaser and a journey maker. This is my journey to the 2020 Olympic Games as a 100m hurdler. Follow along for my adventures along the way!

Photo By Andy White

Photo by Howard Adams/Life 2 Photography

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March 24, 2020

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March 24, 2020

This news wasn't a surprise, but that doesn't mean it didn't still hit like a stack of bricks. There is truly no other option in order to safe guard the health of not only us as athletes, but also us as human beings, as well as our loved ones and everyone in our global...

March 9, 2020

Those who know me more personally, know that speaking about Indigenous issues is something that I am rather passionate about, so much so that I am currently writing a Master's thesis on the role of land claim dispute settlements and whether they lead to reconciliation...

November 13, 2019

Standing at the front of the pack. Heartbeat racing, breathing deepens, feeling that I might puke or pass out on the spot where I stand. And remembering, we’re just getting started.


My legs feel like lead. Those few extra pounds of comfort from the off season are sit...

September 10, 2019


Anyone who knows me knows that I have a very hard time turning down baked goods. I have also had a history of not being the best baker. You see, as I like to "pinch cook," I would tend to take the same approach to my baking, not always fully realizing that th...

July 29, 2019

0.08 seconds. The difference between being champion and 6th place. I was ready for the magic. I was ready for everything to come together. I was ready for my moment, the one I have been dreaming of. But this wasn't my time.

A little over a year ago, I was crying after e...

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