Angela Sterritt is an award-winning investigative journalist and author from the Gitanmaax community of the Gitxsan Nation on her dad’s side and from Bell Island Newfoundland on her maternal side. Sterritt has worked as a television, radio, and digital journalist for more than a decade. She is the host of the CBC original podcast called Land Back about land theft and land reclamation in Canada.
Her book Unbroken, a work that is part memoir and part investigation into the murders and disappearances of Indigenous women will be published on May 30, 2023, by Greystone Books.
In 2021, Sterritt won an Academy award (Canadian Screen Award) for best reporter of the year in Canada for her coverage of an Indigenous man and his then 12-year-old granddaughter who were arrested while trying to open a bank account at BMO. Sterritt also won a national Radio Television Digital News Association award for the same reporting. In 2020, Sterritt was named in Vancouver Magazine’s Power 50 list of the city’s most influential people.
In 2020, she was nominated for best local reporter by the Canadian Screen Awards for her reporting on Indigenous babies apprehended by the Ministry of Children and Family Development. In 2019, Sterritt’s documentary on the complexity of Indigenous support for and challenges against the TransMountain Pipeline expansion project won an RTDNA award for best long feature.
In 2017, Sterritt accepted the Investigative Award of the Year from Canadian Journalists for Free Expression for coverage of missing and murdered Indigenous women. She was awarded a prestigious William Southam Journalism Fellowship at Massey College in Toronto and was the first known First Nations person in Canada ever to receive the award in the school’s 60-year history
As a motivational speaker, Sterritt talks about breaking stereotypes and creating change and relationships in Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities. In 2020, she gave a Ted Talk about smashing stereotypes of Indigenous people.
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good going Angela
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You are doing so well. I’m so proud of you. This page made me cry.
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My name is Nassy Fesharaki and can easily be found on line. I claim to be a poet and filmmaker and have done some works but I am a person concerned with the Indigenous people in general and in the Americas in particular. I love to get more insight to the roots and reasons of our sisters’ disappearing…I intend to compare their lives with those in Andes and, possibly, write a proper script to make a film.
I wonder how much you can help though I do know that you are smart and hardworking!?
Will you kindly inform me of your interest and availability?
I have started to follow you on twitter!
Can you look into “nominal roll” it forces kids back to the reserve to receive funding. I moved away from reserve a long time ago. My girls go to catholic school in Kamloops. And unless I live on reserve (any reserve ) I will be funded. Really? Your only native on your own reserve. If I was to move to another reserve?? This does not make sense and is old rules that need to be changed .
Hi Angela. I am greatly enjoying your voice/perspective on B.C. Almanac, you’re doing a great job keeping the calls flowing and staying close to the heart of the issues.
Thank you so much for this!!!