Rachel CrowSpreadingWings works for CTV Winnipeg as a Video Journalist, Live Community Reporter, fill in anchor and producer. She films, writes, and edits daily news stories that impacts the community airing both locally and nationally.
Previously Rachel worked at CityNews Winnipeg as well as in Montana where she was the only indigenous reporter and anchor working in mainstream television.
To her, learning new things is key to understanding life. Becoming a journalist was a natural choice because journalists always ask questions and learn new information. What she loves most about her work is taking the knowledge she's’ gained and sharing it with the public. Before returning to post secondary, Rachel produced and hosted her own television show “Prairie Phyre First Nations News in Southern Alberta” which aired on SHAW Lethbridge for nearly two years. As a single parent in school Rachel focused all her attention on succeeding in her program.
She graduated from Lethbridge College in 2015 with a diploma in Communications Arts,Majoring in Broadcast. Now she sponsors two Scholarships.
As a believer in following passions, Rachel released her first solo round dance album “From the Soul” in 2015. When her sisters and her get together to sing they call themselves “Soul Sisters.” They have performed in Calgary and all over Southern Alberta.
Rachel is also the Founder and CEO of her own fashion line “Aapunii Creations”. In 2017 and 2018, Rachel was the only indigenous designer at Rock’n the Range and The Russell Runway show during Western Art Week. Her drive to design clothes started in her early 20’s.
Rachel is from Kainai First Nations in Southern Alberta. She grew up in a small mountain town. For many years she was homeschooled. However, at 17 she returned to public school and graduated from Point Grey Secondary in Vancouver BC. Her greatest piece of advice is: be fearless in the pursuit of your passion.