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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More than 24,000 Indigenous people in 113 B.C. communities have received COVID-19 vaccine as Phase 2 begins

As Phase 2 starts, tens of thousands of Indigenous people are celebrating being vaccinated. Despite bumps along the way, Indigenous leaders from remote and rural communities say the rollout has been smooth. But many are concerned that their urban relatives, disproportionately impacted by COVID-19, do not have priority access to the vaccine. 

Nuxalk relieved to receive vaccine, after dramatic removal of doses from community

The Nuxalk Nation on B.C.'s central coast begins vaccination clinics this week for front-line health workers and immunocompromised residents. It comes after a troubling incident where a Vancouver Coastal Health official rescinded vaccine doses meant for elders in the nation. 

Indigenous filmmaker wants fines, jail time for 'pretendians' who misrepresent their identity

A Haida filmmaker and several Indigenous elders are calling for federal legislation to authenticate Indigenous identity in Canada. The move comes shortly after award-winning filmmaker Michelle Latimer's identity claims were questioned by members of the Kitigan Zibi community.

Officials apologize after more than 200 vaccine doses pulled from remote B.C. community

Following technical and communication problems during a vaccine rollout in remote Bella Coola, B.C., in January, a medical health officer with Vancouver Coastal Health promptly removed his team from the community after fewer than 100 doses had been administered, according to information obtained by CBC News.

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. 

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