Mina Kerr-Lazenby is a Local Journalism Initiative Reporter for the North Shore News who covers Indigenous matters and civic affairs.
Mina writes and researches stories that recognize the history, culture and traditions of First Nations communities, in particular the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish Nation) and Tsleil-Waututh Nation, who reside here on the North Shore.
Mina is originally from the U.K. but moved to Canada from New Zealand in 2022, where she lived and worked for five years as both a senior writer for Denizen magazine and a breaking news reporter and features writer for Stuff NZ.
Her writing spans the worrisome, the weird and the wonderful, with past features touching on everything from crime and climate change to rising music artists and Red Bull Flugtag competitions.
As a big believer in “a person can be two things at once,” Mina is just as invested in the hard news as she is the arts, pop culture, and the odd stuff, and so welcomes tips and questions on the whole gamut.