Creekstone Press

Northern BC's publisher

Creekstone Press Author

Neil J. Sterritt

Neil Sterritt was born and raised in Hazelton, British Columbia and later lived with his wife and sons for many years at Temlaham Ranch, the site of a Gitxsan ancestral village. He is a member of the House of Gitluudaahlxw and was president of the Gitxsan-Wet’suwet’en Tribal Council from 1981 to 1987, key years in the lead up to the precedent-setting aboriginal rights case known as Delgamuukw v. BC. He writes extensively on aboriginal rights and governance and serves as a consultant to many aboriginal organizations around the world. He co-authored the book, Tribal Boundaries in the Nass Watershed (UBC Press 1999). In 2008 he received an honorary doctorate from the University of Toronto in recognition of his “lifetime contributions to the understanding and expression of aboriginal citizenship in Canada”. Neil also served as
Director of Self-government, Assembly of First Nations in Ottawa from 1988 to 1991.

Neil passed away in Williams Lake on April 9, 2020, his 79th birthday. His obituary is here.


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Neil Sterritt - a Gitsxsan Hero

Creekstone titles by Neil J. Sterritt