Angela Sterritt is an award-winning investigative journalist and national bestselling author from the Wilp Wiik’aax of the Gitanmaax community within the Gitxsan Nation on her dad’s side and from Bell Island Newfoundland on her maternal side. She has worked as a television, radio, and digital journalist for more than a decade, and is currently the host of the CBC original podcast Land Back, which won a Radio Television Digital News Association award for best podcast.
Angela won an Academy Award (Canadian Screen Award) for best reporter of the year in Canada and a national Radio Television Digital News Association award for her coverage of an Indigenous man and his granddaughter who were arrested while trying to open a bank account at BMO. also won a national Radio Television Digital News Association award for the same reporting. Vancouver Magazine’s Power 50 named her one of the city’s top 50 most influential people.
Other accolades include a nomination for best local reporter by the Canadian Screen, an RTDNA award for best long feature, 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 – the first known First Nations person in Canada to receive the award.
Her book, Unbroken: My Fight for Survival, Hope, and Justice for Indigenous Women and Girls is a remarkable work of memoir and investigative journalism focusing on missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. Tanya Talaga says “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.”
Angela’s appearance is supported by Author Patrons Tipi Moza.