Art Sterritt is leader of a foreign funded Canadian NGO called Coastal First Nations.
Thug NGO life has been good for Sterritt, his group has brought in millions of dollars from American oligarch’s foundations including the TIDES Foundation, David & Lucile Packard Foundation, Rockefeller Brothers Fund and the Betty Moore Foundation. Sterritt presents himself to the world as an environmentalist- but doesn’t appear to walk the walk as well as he talks the talk.
Sterritt jetted down to California in October (bringing some family members to add to his carbon consumption) where he was awarded Stanford University Law School’s Bright Award for his work on the “Great Bear Rainforest” (a name made-up by environmentalists). Rumours indicate that after receiving his $100k cheque he may be looking for a bigger ride now (Hummer dealers are starting to get excited). Sterritt was recommended for the award by University of Victoria law professor Calvin Sandborn- who, like David Suzuki, has direct connections to violence aficionado Harsha Walia.
Like most TIDES funded NGO leaders, Sterritt made his way up to Burnaby Mountain this week- go team! It’s unknown if he drove his BMW, but pretty much a given he didn’t take public transit (that’s for the little people, not wealthy recipients of Foundation dough). Sterritt was interviewed by Al Jazeera while he was there- and used the opportunity to share what’s best described as his “Close Encounters” theory of protest organizing.