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Andrew Stobo

Andrew Stobo Sniderman is a writer, lawyer and Rhodes Scholar from Montreal. He has written for the New York Times, the Globe and Mail and Maclean’s. His profile of Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission on Residential Schools won the award for best print feature from the Canadian Association of Journalists. He has also argued before the Supreme Court of Canada, served as the human rights policy advisor to the Canadian minister of foreign affairs, and worked for a judge of South Africa’s Constitutional Court.

Award History

2023 Finalist

Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing
for Valley of the Birdtail: An Indian Reserve, a White Town, and the Road to Reconciliation

Jury Citation

“As Canada grapples with a difficult history of residential schools and discrimination against Indigenous peoples, Andrew Stobo Sniderman and Douglas Sanderson (Amo Binashii) tell a moving story that educates and provides potential paths to reconciliation. Valley of the Birdtail not only elicits empathy, but also moves us to action, shedding a shining light on our individual responsibility to respect each other’s humanity. This is a masterfully written and accessible book which will resonate well beyond Canada as we work toward policies that create a better future for all.”

— 2023 Shaughnessy Cohen Prize Jury (Terri E. Givens, Nik Nanos, and Jacques Poitras)