Nelson bird | CTV News


Nelson Bird is an assignment editor at CTV Regina News and has held the position since 2013. He is the former anchor, reporter and producer of the weekly CTV SK series “Indigenous Circle,” which he hosted for more than 15 years. His native language is English, but he understands and speaks limited Cree.

Nelson was born and raised in the Peepeekisi First Nation and has lived in Regina for more than 35 years. He is a graduate of the University of Regina/First Nations University with degrees in journalism and Indigenous studies. He also holds a certificate in Indian Communication Arts. He also holds a Professional Management Certificate from the University of Regina.

Nelson started at CTV Saskatchewan in 1998 as a video journalist, producer and host. Over the years he has won numerous regional, national and international awards for his work, including several RTDNAs.

Nelson is passionate about all issues related to diversity, but has a particular knowledge and interest in addressing Indigenous issues. He regularly supports and trains young and aspiring journalists.

He has been giving 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 free time he is a jack of all trades, doing everything from plumbing to carpentry. He and his family enjoy living in Regina.