Christina Macgillivray

Christina Macgillivray

Christina MacGillivray is an independent filmmaker and journalist from Minnesota. She is a former President William J. Clinton fellow, led migration media and reporting projects for the UN Human Rights Office over eight years and has reported from a dozen countries. When she's not reporting she is crafting, walking and spending time in northeast Minnesota.

Northeast Minnesota’s fraught choice: Precious metals v. precious water

By: - July 7, 2022

This story is a project of the Investigative Reporting Workshop at American University.  SEAGULL LAKE, Minn. — The thorny process of unearthing some of the world’s most sought-after minerals is unfolding in Minnesota, which has some of the nation’s largest deposits of nickel, cobalt and other metals used in electric cars and other green technologies.  […]

Sulfide mining advocates say they’ll deliver jobs, but how many?

By: - July 8, 2021

The late Gov. Rudy Perpich, the favorite son of the Iron Range, coined the phrase, “jobs, jobs, jobs” in response to the downturn in the mining economy in the 1980s. It’s been the dominant theme of politics in northeastern Minnesota ever since.  And it’s driving debate about two controversial copper-nickel mines proposed in the Duluth […]

Biden gives hope to defenders of the Boundary Waters as Chilean mining giant seeks copper, nickel

By: - March 16, 2021

Grand Marais, MN — In Minnesota’s northernmost wilderness, full time resident Dave Seaton knows how to rescue a 600-pound moose if it falls through frozen lake ice: Get a team together, haul two canoes on either side of the animal and toss canoe straps around the moose to help it ease its legs to the […]