FREE VIRTUAL AUTHOR EVENT
Join us for a special online author talk for Red Dress Day in honour of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. REGISTRATION is REQUIRED and can be found below to receive the Zoom link. Questions and answers session to follow.
A recording will be made available after the event. Event will be virtually broadcast inside the Cowichan Branch for public viewing.
ABOUT ANGELA STERRITT
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. She lives on the territories of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh, Musqueam and Tsleil-Waututh, Vancouver, Canada.
Part memoir and part investigation into the murders and disappearances of Indigenous women and girls, Unbroken became an instant national bestseller in May of 2023 and is nominated for the Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust award for best non-fiction book in Canada. Growing up, Sterritt was steeped in the stories of her ancestors: grandparents who carried bentwood boxes of berries, hunted and trapped, and later fought for rights and title to that land. But as a vulnerable young woman, kicked out of the family home and living on the street, Sterritt inhabited places that, today, are infamous for being communities where women have gone missing or been murdered: Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, and, later on, Northern BC’s Highway of Tears. Sterritt faced darkness: she experienced violence from partners and strangers and saw friends and community members die or go missing. But she navigated the street, group homes, and SROs to finally find her place in journalism and academic excellence at university, relying entirely on her own strength, resilience, and creativity along with the support of her ancestors and community to find her way.