Angela Sterritt

Angela Sterritt

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Vancouver, British Columbia

Award-Winning Investigative Journalist and Bestselling Author Advocating for Indigenous Rights

Angela Sterritt is a national bestselling author and multi-award-winning investigative journalist from Gitxsan Nation on her dad’s side and from Bell Island Newfoundland on her maternal side. Her book Unbroken, a work that is part memoir and part investigation into the murders and disappearances of Indigenous women became a national instant bestseller in 2023. Sterritt worked as a television, radio, and digital journalist for more than a decade and hosted the CBC original podcast Land Back.

ANGELA STERRITT BIOGRAPHY

Angela Sterritt is an award-winning investigative journalist and national bestselling author from the Wilp Wiik’aax  (we-GAK) of the Gitanmaax (GIT-in-max) community within the Gitxsan (GICK-san) Nation on her dad’s side and from Bell Island Newfoundland on her maternal side. Sterritt worked as a television, radio, and digital journalist at CBC for more than a decade. She hosted the award-winning CBC original podcast Land Back.

Her book Unbroken, a work that is part memoir and part investigation into the murders and disappearances of Indigenous women and girls, published by Greystone Books became an instant national bestseller in May of 2023. Unbroken was nominated for the Governor General’s Literary Awards, one of Canada’s oldest and most prestigious literary prizes. It is also nominated for the prestigious Hilary Weston Writer’s Trust award for best non-fiction book in Canada.

In 2021, Sterritt won an Academy Award (Canadian Screen Award) for Best Reporter of the Year in Canada for her coverage of an Indigenous man and his then 12-year-old granddaughter who were arrested while trying to open a bank account at BMO. Sterritt also won a national Radio Television Digital News Association award for the same reporting. In 2020, Sterritt was named in Vancouver Magazine’s Power 50 list of the city’s 50 most influential people.

In 2020, she was nominated for best local reporter by the Canadian Screen Awards for her reporting on Indigenous babies apprehended by the Ministry of Children and Family Development. In 2019, Sterritt’s documentary on the complexity of Indigenous support for and challenges against the TransMountain Pipeline expansion project won an RTDNA award for best long feature. In 2017, Sterritt accepted the Investigative Award of the Year from Canadian Journalists for Free Expression for coverage of missing and murdered Indigenous women.

She was awarded a prestigious William Southam Journalism Fellowship at Massey College in Toronto and was the first known First Nations person in Canada ever to receive the award in the school’s 60-year history. She has taught as a sessional instructor at the University of British Columbia, Western University, Simon Fraser University, and Thompson Rivers University.

Videos

Podcasts

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TELUS Talks

Tamara Taggart

On the frontlines of decolonization: Angela Sterritt
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Matriarch Movement

Holliston Logan

Angela Sterritt: More than a Reporter
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This is VANCOUVER

Mo Amir

#68 - Angela Sterritt (CBC Vancouver)

Angela Sterritt Topic Presentations

the power of story

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  • Sterritt speaks about her rise from the ashes as a street kid, using her pen as a counsellor, then as a flashlight, then as an agent of change. She speaks about how stories can impact the way we view and treat Indigenous people and how speaking up, even when we feel small, can have immeasurable impacts. This is a deeply moving personal story that weaves in the stories of other Indigenous women and girls and leaves the audience feeling courageous, compassionate, and curious–but more so, hopeful and powerful.

inspiring teachers

truth and reconciliation

overcoming adversity

the canadian diversity and inclusion deficit

Angela Sterritt travels from Vancouver, British Columbia & delivers customized and tailored keynote speeches, presentations, workshops and training sessions. on the topics enlisted below. These services are designed for a variety of audiences, industries, and event types and event formats.

Testimonials

A remarkable life story. . . Angela Sterritt is a formidable storyteller and a passionate advocate.

Cherie Dimaline

Author
The Marrow Thieves

Sterritt’s story is living proof of how courageous Indigenous women are.

Tanya Talaga

Author
Seven Fallen Feathers and All Our Relations

Sterritt’s story is living proof of how courageous Indigenous women are. Listen to her voice and hear the sound of the land, hear the sound of our women weeping but also raging—refusing to be neglected or ignored any longer.

Tanya Talaga

Author
Seven Fallen Feathers and All Our Relations

A fierce, necessary, deeply moving book. Sterritt uses her difficult personal journey to frame the terrible history of missing and murdered Indigenous women in Canada. Haunting and illuminating.

Eden Robinson

Author
Son of a Trickster

With facts and humanity, Angela Sterritt effortlessly draws us into this emotional and important read. A courageous Indigenous voice who uses her personal journey to educate all of us about critical and urgent issues we must address, including Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.

Jody Wilson-Raybould

Angela was excellent. She was thought-provoking and at times funny which helped the audience connect with her, especially with such heavy topics.  We received very positive feedback from our attendees about her talk.  We were very impressed by how she managed to keep the crowd engaged even though everyone was exhausted from 3 days of the conference.

Articles & Media

Angela Sterritt mixes memoir and journalism in Unbroken

Vancouver Sun

Unbroken offers a deeply personal story as an anchor for the larger story of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. In her new book Unbroken: My Fight for Survival, Hope and Justice for Indigenous Women and Girls, reporter Angela Sterritt has stepped away from the journalistic norms and put herself in the story.
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‘I Had to Break the Rules’

The Tyee

Angela Sterritt on ‘Unbroken,’ and seeking justice for missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. A Tyee Q&A. ngela Sterritt’s new book Unbroken: My Fight for Survival, Hope and Justice for Indigenous Women and Girls blends the narrative of her early life living homeless in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside with that of how she came to provide, through her journalism, a safe place for the stories of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls.
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How journalist Angela Sterritt cares for her spirit while exposing ugly truths

IndigiNews

‘Your ancestors always have your back,’ says the celebrated Gitxsan reporter. Every day after she gets off work, Angela Sterritt goes for a walk. “It’s not for anything other than just to release. A release from screens, a release from the work, and a way to touch base with myself,” she says. “For me, being in touch with nature is so important. Just touching the land, whether it’s a forest or the ocean … [or] even just, like, my neighborhood.”
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Once homeless, Angela Sterritt’s now a journalist whose debut memoir ‘Unbroken’ is a story of disappearance and survival

Toronto Star

Sterritt would often conceal her past with blazers and blush and the “emotionless flair” of being a reporter. Slowly, she started to share parts of her story CBC journalist Angela Sterritt remembers first learning about British Columbia’s infamous Highway of Tears around 2003. The 725-kilometre stretch of Highway 16 between Prince George and Prince Rupert is known as the location where many women — mostly Indigenous — went missing or were murdered since 1970.
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CBC News Vancouver

CBC

Land Back host Angela Sterritt on her personal connection to the Delgamuukw case
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Breakfast Television

Sid and Tammie

Author of ‘Unbroken’ sheds light on ongoing Indigenous struggles in new book
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CBC News

Shelagh Rogers

Angela Sterritt on Unbroken
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Books

Unbroken: My Fight for Survival, Hope, and Justice for Indigenous Women and Girls
Unbroken: My Fight for Survival, Hope, and Justice for Indigenous Women and Girls
As a Gitxsan teenager navigating life on the streets, Angela Sterritt wrote in her journal to help her survive and find her place in the world. Now an acclaimed journalist, she writes for major news outlets to push for justice and to light a path for Indigenous women, girls, and survivors. In her...

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