Unbroken
  • Author : Angela Sterritt
  • Release Date : 27 September 2022
  • Publisher : Greystone Books
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN 13 : 1771648163

Download Unbroken eBook in PDF, Epub and Kindle

Book Description: A remarkable work of memoir and investigative journalism focusing on missing and murdered Indigenous women, written by an award-winning Gitxsan journalist who survived life on the streets against all odds. 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 brilliant debut, Sterritt shares her memoir alongside investigative reporting into cases of missing and murdered Indigenous women in Canada, showing how colonialism and racism led to a society where Sterritt struggled to survive as a young person, and where the lives of Indigenous women and girls are ignored and devalued. 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. "She could have been me," Sterritt acknowledges today, and her empathy for victims, survivors, and families drives her present-day investigations into the lives of missing and murdered Indigenous women. In the end, Sterritt steps into a place of power, demanding accountability from the media and the public, exposing racism, and showing that there is much work to do on the path towards understanding the truth. But most importantly, she proves that the strength and brilliance of Indigenous women is unbroken, and that together, they can build lives of joy and abundance.

Notorious

Notorious

Author : Jack Slack
Publisher : John Blake
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Get Book

The Dubliner has achieved more in three years with the UFC than anyone in the 20 year history of the organization. From an unknown prospect to the first man to hold two world titles simultaneously, McGregor's knockout-filled march through the featherweight and lightweight rankings sent shockwaves through the world. But as ...

Shawn Thornton

Shawn Thornton

Author : Shawn Thornton,Dale Arnold
Publisher : Triumph Books
Genre : Travel
Get Book

A refreshing memoir of battles and self-belief from one of the NHL's most revered enforcers Shawn Thornton was an unlikely NHL success, to say the least. The Oshawa, Ontario native was picked late in the OHL and later thought he was being pranked when the Toronto Maple Leafs called him ...

Unbroken

Unbroken

Author : Angela Sterritt
Publisher : Greystone Books
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Get Book

A remarkable work of memoir and investigative journalism focusing on missing and murdered Indigenous women, written by an award-winning Gitxsan journalist who survived life on the streets against all odds. As a Gitxsan teenager navigating life on the streets, Angela Sterritt wrote in her journal to help her survive and ...

My Fight   Your Fight

My Fight Your Fight

Author : Ronda Rousey,Maria Burns Ortiz
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Get Book

The undefeated UFC champion and Hollywood star charts her difficult journey to fame, revealing her tragic childhood, her secrets behind her achievements, and her experiences as pioneering woman athlete....

Fighting for My Life

Fighting for My Life

Author : Mia St. John,Elaine Aradillas
Publisher : Post Hill Press
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Get Book

Mia St. John has always been on top of her game. A five-time world champion boxer known as The Knockout because of her ability to level any opponent charging toward her, Mia spent two decades in the spotlight transforming her body into the ultimate fighting machine. But what most people ...

A Plague Upon Our House

A Plague Upon Our House

Author : Scott W. Atlas
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Genre : Medical
Get Book

As seen on Tucker Carlson, The Ingraham Angle, The Megyn Kelly Show, The Clay Travis & Buck Sexton Show, The Next Revolution with Steve Hilton and more! What really happened behind the scenes at the Trump White House during the COVID pandemic? When Dr. Scott W. Atlas was tapped by Donald ...

When Angels Fight

When Angels Fight

Author : Leslie F. King
Publisher : Kregel Publications
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Get Book

As seen on The Today Show When she was fifteen years old, Leslie King ran away from an abusive home, looking for a better life and longing for real love. What she found instead was a man who wooed her just long enough to trap her in a life of ...

Fight

Fight

Author : John Della Volpe
Publisher : St. Martin's Press
Genre : Political Science
Get Book

From John Della Volpe, the director of polling at the Harvard Institute of Politics, Fight is an exploration of Gen Z, the issues that matter most to them, and how they will shape the future. 9/11. The war on terror. Hurricane Katrina. The 2008 financial crisis. The housing crisis. The opioid epidemic. ...

Winterhawk   s Land

Winterhawk s Land

Author : Michael Dante
Publisher : BearManor Media
Genre : Fiction
Get Book

Michael Dante played the title role in Winterhawk (1975), a Western about a legendary Blackfoot Chief’s character and his principles. In this novella sequel, he pens an ageless saga about ruthless railroad executives trying to assassinate him in order to build their railroad directly through his territory, taking the Blackfoot ...

My Moment

My Moment

Author : Kristin Chenoweth,Kathy Najimy,Linda Perry,Chely Wright,Lauren Blitzer
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Get Book

A collection of essays accompanied by beautiful black-and-white photography from a diverse group of women on the moment they realized they were ready to fight for themselves—including Gloria Steinem, Lena Waithe, Joanna Gaines, Brandi Carlile, Beanie Feldstein, Cynthia Erivo, and Billie Jean King, among others. This powerful essay collection ...

Truth Be Told

Truth Be Told

Author : Beverley McLachlin
Publisher : Simon & Schuster
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Get Book

INSTANT NATIONAL BESTSELLER *Indigo Top 10 of the Year* Former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada Beverley McLachlin offers an intimate and revealing look at her life, from her childhood in the Alberta foothills to her career on the Supreme Court, where she helped to shape the social and ...

Mein Kampf

Mein Kampf

Author : Adolf Hitler
Publisher : Diamond Pocket Books Pvt Ltd
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Get Book

‘MEIN KAMPF’ is the autobiography of Adolf Hitler gives detailed insight into the mission and vision of Adolf Hitler that shook the world. This book is the merger of two volumes. The first volume of MEIN KAMPF’ was written while the author was imprisioned in a Bavarian fortress. The book ...

Katie McGarry Pushing the Limits Collection Volume 2

Katie McGarry Pushing the Limits Collection Volume 2

Author : Katie McGarry
Publisher : Harlequin
Genre : Fiction
Get Book

Friendships are forever and love blooms in the most surprising ways in Katie McGarry’s acclaimed Pushing the Limits series. Read three stunning books in this Volume Two collection! TAKE ME ON: Champion kickboxer Haley swore she’d never set foot in the ring again after one tragic night. But ...

Fighting Visibility

Fighting Visibility

Author : Jennifer McClearen
Publisher : University of Illinois Press
Genre : Sports & Recreation
Get Book

Ultimate Fighting Championship and the present and future of women's sports Mixed martial arts stars like Amanda Nunes, Zhang Weili, and Ronda Rousey have made female athletes top draws in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). Jennifer McClearen charts how the promotion incorporates women into its far-flung media ventures and investigates ...