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CBC Vancouver launches Indigenous column 'Reconcile This'

Columnist Angela Sterritt tackles the tensions between Indigenous people and institutions

June 12, 2018

CBC Vancouver's Reconcile This airs at 7:50 a.m. every second Wednesday during The Early Edition on CBC Radio One.

The stories are also available online through CBC News British Columbia and CBC News Indigenous, and air across the province on CBC Radio One's morning shows: Daybreak Kamloops, Daybreak North, Daybreak South, and On The Island.

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Columnist Angela Sterritt tackles Indigenous affairs and takes listeners through communities as they confront inequality and build resilience.

During the first segment, Sterritt explored Indigenous relationships with B.C.'s education system and followed a story where derogatory terms were included in educational materials used in secondary school classrooms. She has tackled child welfare, governments, art, social work, sexism, science and many other topics.

CBC incorporates a wide range of programming that informs, enlightens and entertains. Part of our mandate is to contribute to our shared national consciousness and identity, to reflect the multicultural and multiracial nature of Canada, and to showcase Canada and its regions to national and regional audiences, while serving the special needs of those regions. CBC is committed to covering the latest news, current affairs, and personal stories from Indigenous communities across the country.

To listen to the series, click on the audio segments below:

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CBC Reconcile This columnist Angela Sterritt explores Indigenous participation in the Kinder Morgan pipeline.  8:11

CBC Reconcile This columnist Angela Sterritt explores Indigenous participation in the Kinder Morgan pipeline.

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CBC Reconcile This columnist takes us through the reasons why Indigenous people are nearly invisible in municipal elections.  8:18

CBC Reconcile This columnist takes us through the reasons why Indigenous people are nearly invisible in municipal elections.

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CBC Reconcile This columnist Angela Sterritt visits Indigenous people who are transforming the way museums exhibit Indigenous bones and treasures.  7:47

CBC Reconcile This columnist Angela Sterritt visits Indigenous people who are transforming the way museums exhibit Indigenous bones and treasures.

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'Reconcile This' explores the tensions between indigenous people and institutions they interact with every day. Today we talk about child welfare system in BC with our reporter Angela Sterritt.  9:09

CBC Reconcile This columnist Angela Sterritt takes a look at the notorious 60's scoop that some say continues today under current child welfare policies

Sixties Scoop continues: Advocates say B.C.'s child welfare system plagued by racial inequity

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Theme music from Ian Campbell and a Tribe Called Red.  8:09

Lack of money, resources and knowledge hampering ability to teach new Indigenous curriculum, B.C. teachers say

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A non-Indigenous artist whose works have long been inspired by coastal First Nations defends selling her originals for thousands of dollars.  8:02

Non-Indigenous B.C. artist defends work despite calls for authenticity.

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This week reporter Angela Sterritt is looking at the foster care system and the over-representation of Indigenous people.  8:10

Indigenous kids largely apprehended because of poverty, says former child protection worker

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Reporter Angela Sterritt takes us behind the scenes to talk about Indigenous identity from China.  7:51

Angela Sterritt tackles Indigenous representation internationally. 

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Some Indigenous people from BC say their rights and title, and identity are on the table after two migration theories have resurfaced among scientitsts. Angela Sterritt takes us through Indigenous thoughts on Indigenous origin.  9:29

Angela Sterritt talks to Indigenous archeologists about their thougts on the Bering Straight theory. 

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Social workers in B.C. say the paperwork needed to notify Indigenous communities that one of their members has been apprehended by the Ministry of Child and Family Development is failing Indigenous kids.  8:04
 

Social work, flaws in paperwork that rubber stamps an Indigenous child's apprehension into foster care.

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