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. Have a story idea? angela.sterritt@cbc.ca

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Dr. Bonnie Henry condemns B.C. businesses for refusing entry to Indigenous people due to COVID-19 fears

The CBC has learned of several B.C. establishments that have denied Indigenous people entry, assuming the would-be customers have COVID-19 or have been exposed to the virus.
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Remote First Nations communities among first in B.C. to get Moderna vaccine

Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry announced that 10,700 doses of the Moderna vaccine are being made available for isolated and remote First Nations communities in B.C.

COVID-19 cases among First Nations in some B.C. regions double rest of population

As Indigenous people in B.C. prepare for a vaccine rollout in remote, rural and urban areas, new numbers confirm First Nations people are testing positive for COVID-19 at double the rate of non-First Nations people in some regions.

B.C. hospital cuts 4 B.C. Indigenous health workers' jobs during racism probe

Four unionized Indigenous health and wellness workers were terminated from St. Paul's Hospital in Vancouver during a provincial investigation into racism in B.C.'s health-care system, CBC News has learned.

Indigenous man and granddaughter handcuffed at Vancouver bank file human rights complaint against BMO, police

A human rights complaint has been filed against Bank of Montreal and the Vancouver Police Board after Indigenous man Maxwell Johnson and his granddaughter, 12-year-old Tori-Anne, were suspected of fraud and handcuffed while trying to open an account at a Vancouver branch of the bank last year.

Other deaths linked to B.C. Aboriginal agency running group home where Indigenous teen died

The B.C. agency responsible for the group home where Cree teen Traevon Chalifoux-Desjarlais died has seen the deaths of at least four other Indigenous youth in its care or aged out of its care, CBC News has learned. 

'I trusted them with my son': Mother of Indigenous teen who died in B.C. group home speaks out for first time

The mother of 17-year-old Traevon Chalifoux-Desjarlais, who died in his Abbotsford group home in September, says she wants justice for her son. "They're supposed to be there to help support him ... but they failed him," she said.

Family of Indigenous teen who died in group home calls for public inquiry

Family and Indigenous leaders want answers to the death of Traevon Chalifoux-Desjarlais, a 17-year-old Indigenous teen who died in his group home and was not found until four days after his death.
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Right to freedom of speech among First Nations was unclear — until now

Kwantlen First Nation members have been fighting for their charter right to free speech, specifically to speak critically of the band's unelected chief and councillors. 

Anti-Black racism caused eviction from Okanagan campsite, says biracial family, witnesses

A group of three Black families were evicted from Wright's Beach Camp in Penticton, B.C., while they were enjoying music and the company of other campers. The families say they were targeted for their race, but the campsite owners say it was over a series of noise complaints.

'I believe you': Indigenous survivors speak out about sexual abuse, assault in their own communities

Indigenous women are speaking out about the #metoo movement in their own communities after a well-known former DJ spoke out about his behaviour toward mainly Indigenous women.
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Indigenous elder's death from COVID-19 in care home was overshadowed by racism, family and friends say

Loved ones of an Indigenous elder who died of COVID-19 at a long-term care home in Vancouver are speaking out about what they call anti-Indigenous discrimination at the facility.

B.C. RCMP officer suspended over racially offensive content posted on Facebook

An RCMP officer in B.C. has been suspended and has resigned from the force after members of the public complained about posts on his Facebook account criticizing the Black Lives Matter movement that they say are racially insensitive. He says he's being punished for a difference of opinion and plans to fight the suspension.

As Vancouver tent city expands, some neighbours voice support for campers' demands

Permanent housing and "an end to the cycle of displacement" are among the demands. Some neighbours say the campers' demands are reasonable and should be considered.

Indigenous leaders say they should have been consulted before B.C. government eased pandemic restrictions

Indigenous leaders say the B.C. government did not consult them before easing COVID-19 restrictions earlier this week, despite the province having an obligation to seek input from First Nations under the United Nations Declaration for the Rights of Indigenous people.

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