Angela Sterritt

CBC Reporter

Angela Sterritt is a journalist from the Gitxsan Nation. Sterritt's news and current affairs pieces are featured on national and local CBC platforms. Her CBC column 'Reconcile This' tackles the tensions between Indigenous people and institutions in B.C.

Latest from Angela Sterritt

'I was just shocked': Cree woman makes bold statement against racial profiling

A Cree woman living in B.C.'s Fraser Valley says she is making a statement after she was racially profiled in Chilliwack.
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Reconciliation or appropriation: Should B.C.'s lieutenant governor be speaking Indigenous languages?

Lt.-Gov. Janet Austin is the representative of the Queen and of colonial power in British Columbia. So what does it mean when she decides to give speeches in Indigenous languages?

'Is this their investigation process?' Indigenous advocate calls for RCMP transparency after disturbing video

A video showing an RCMP officer from West Kelowna, B.C., questioning the validity of an Indigenous teen's sexual assault report is raising more questions.
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'Were you at all turned on?': RCMP's handling of sexual assault interview denounced

A young Indigenous woman who once reported a sexual assault to B.C. police says she has been retraumatized after watching video of a lone male RCMP investigator ask if she was "turned on" by the attack.

Former foster kids reclaim Indigenous culture through fashion

Indigenous youth who have aged out of B.C.'s foster care system are heading to Sydney, Australia this summer to showcase clothing designed to highlight their culture.
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Rush for Indigenous hires at universities opens door to failure, impostors, say academics

Universities across Canada are feeling the pressure to hire more Indigenous faculty. But what kind of effect is this having on Indigenous scholars?
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'I felt like I was betraying my own': Indigenous social workers open up about challenges

Indigenous social workers speak out about the challenges of working in a small community where everyone knows every one.

The little-known history of Squamish Nation land in Vancouver

A Squamish Nation proposed housing development has shed light on the traditional village of the Squamish Nation called Sen̓áḵw or Kitsilano Indian Reserve no.6.

Lummi Nation calls for 'state of emergency' to aid dwindling orca population

Members of the Lummi Nation held a ceremony close to the U.S. San Juan Islands to pray for the dwindling southern sesident killer whale population.
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Indigenous birth keepers break cycle, keep families together

This is the third instalment of a three-part series looking into the over-representation of Indigenous children and babies in care in British Columbia.
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'Judged and ashamed': Indigenous parents describe scrutiny, mistrust of social workers

Young mother says hospital staff approached her after giving birth to ask whether she drank, did drugs or had a job.
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'I felt robbed': Indigenous mother says baby's apprehension was wrong

Emotional and psychological problems plagued her during pregnancy, but instead of getting help after her daughter was born, woman says she wasn't given a chance.
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Wet'suwet'en arrests spark debate about Indigenous relations with RCMP

Conversations are brewing about the RCMP's treatment of protesters during an injunction enforcement in Wet'suwet'en territory. Some say the situation shows that relations between Indigenous people and the RCMP are not improving.

When pipeline companies want to build on Indigenous lands, with whom do they consult?

The tensions unfolding over a natural gas pipeline project in northern B.C. have raised questions about who a resource company should consult among Indigenous leaders when pursuing a major project: hereditary chiefs or elected band councils?
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What does reconciliation mean to Indigenous people?

Reconciliation has become a buzzword over the last few years, but it has also become the center of debate among Indigenous people. CBC's Reconcile This columnist Angela Sterritt spoke to Indigenous people across B.C. about what's missing from the conversation and the hope for 2019.