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

Latest from Angela Sterritt

VPD moves to change handcuffing policy in response to Indigenous man and granddaughter detained at BMO

The Vancouver Police Board is seeking approval for changes to its handcuffing policy which include instructing officers to seek to maintain the dignity of the arrested, detained, or apprehended person and take the person's Indigeneity, race and age into consideration when doing so.

Police treatment of Indigenous protesters differs starkly from white protesters, experts say

Anti-mandatory vaccine protesters, many of whom are white, have assaulted health-care staff and the federal Liberal leader with few consequences from police. Criminology experts and Indigenous people say had those protesters been Indigenous or Black, the police would have treated them differently.

Tk'emlúps te Secwépemc leaders say some companies taking advantage of those searching for missing loved ones

Tk'emlúps te Secwépemc leaders say Indigenous people across Canada have been inundated with ground penetrating radar specialist requests to survey former residential schools grounds and worry that some may be taken advantage of.

'This is heavy truth': Tk'emlúps te Secwépemc chief says more to be done to identify unmarked graves

A ground-penetrating radar specialist, along with Tk'emlúps te Secwépemc leaders, on Thursday presented the findings of their report into the discovery at the Kamloops Indian Residential School, saying approximately 200 potential burial sites had been identified, but the number may be much higher as there is still forensic investigation and excavation work to do.

Reconciliation minister under fire for proposing residential school funds as leverage in '90s treaty talks

Indigenous leaders are calling for an apology from B.C. Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation Minister Murray Rankin after learning of an internal memo that shows him advocating using money meant for residential school survivors as leverage in the 1998 treaty negotiations. 
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Road signs along the Sea to Sky Highway offer insight into the history of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh people

Colonization meant Indigenous territories were destroyed in order to make way for settlers. Senaqwila Wyss shares how that history is imperative to understand Indigenous worldviews and culture.

No new funding for Indigenous languages in B.C. leaves teachers scrambling for resources

Indigenous language teachers and activists say they are scrambling to keep language programs alive after learning their provincial funding was not renewed.
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Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs applies to intervene in case against VPD for handcuffing Indigenous pair

The Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs is bringing an application to intervene in the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal case against the Vancouver Police Department over the handcuffing of a Heiltsuk man and his granddaughter while trying to open her first bank account at a branch of BMO in 2019.

Catholic order that staffed Kamloops residential school refuses to share records families seek

Catholic order that staffed Kamloops and other residential schools still refuses to share records that could help Indigenous families locate lost loved ones.

Investigation at B.C. residential school only just beginning, Tk'emlúps te Secwépemc chief says

The chief of the Tk'emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation says its members have met with more than a dozen officials as the community begins a long, painful investigation into what are believed to be the unmarked burial sites of children's remains adjacent to a former residential school in Kamloops, B.C.

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