Maia Herriot

Maia Herriot is a Mount Allison graduate who doesn’t want to be a journalist but does make a habit of hanging around places where it’s cool to care and ask questions. She is based in Saskatchewan where she spends most of her time with five troublemaker chickens.
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The stories we tell ourselves: In conversation with Harold R. Johnson

‘we create fictions and then we declare them natural, normal, and necessary,' said the former crown prosecutor.

The casualties of contraceptive care

Getting my IUD was dehumanizing, but so is Canada’s entire medical system.

Arrested journalists, misrepresented conflicts

When Anishinaabe journalism professor Duncan McCue, a member of the Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation, first read the section of the Truth and...

Teens take office: conversations with Canada’s Gen Z politicians

Youth are no longer being held up as the future of politics—they’re fighting for a seat at the table. We spoke to some of Canada's youngest political contenders about what led them to the legislature.

North America’s first socialist government: Following the Saskatchewan NDP from Medicare to Meili

With American political figures like Bernie Sanders and Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) raising the profile of democratic socialism and Medicare in political conversations across North America, The Pigeon charts how in just over 50 years, socialist Saskatchewan became a conservative stronghold.

‘These are preventable deaths’: Saskatchewan’s growing drug crisis

Prairie Harm Reduction has been working toward opening Saskatchewan’s first safe consumption site for five years. The site is set to open on Oct. 1, directly in the wake of a Saskatchewan Coroners Service report estimating that overdose deaths in the province in 2020 are already higher than any previous year.