Nelson Bird is the assignment editor at CTV News Regina, helping lead daily news coverage for more than a decade. He also continues to anchor and produce “Indigenous Circle,” an Indigenous focussed segment that airs in CTV Saskatchewan news programs every week. His first language is English but understand and speaks a limited amount of Cree.
Nelson was born and raised on Peepeekisis First Nation and has lived in Regina for more than 35 years. He is a graduate of University of Regina / First Nations University with a degree in Journalism and Indigenous Studies He also has a certificate in Indian Communication Arts. He also hold a Professional Management Certificate from the University of Regina.
Nelson started with CTV Saskatchewan in 1998 as a video journalist, producer, and anchor person. Over the years he has won numerous regional, national and international awards for his work including several RTDNAs.
Nelson is passionate about covering all issues relating to diversity but has a special knowledge and interest in covering Indigenous issues. He regularly mentors and trains young and upcoming journalists.
He has conducted motivational speeches at schools and universities for more than 20 years and still finds time to mentor young people.
Nelson is very proud of his Indigenous culture and in his spare time, he is a jack-of-all-trades and does everything from plumbing to carpentry. He and his family enjoy living in Regina.