Andrew Stobo Sniderman
Andrew Stobo Sniderman is a writer, lawyer, and Rhodes scholar from Montréal. He is the co-author of Valley of the Birdtail with Douglas Sanderson (Amo Binashii). He has published reporting and opinions in the New York Times, the Globe and Mail, Maclean’s,Toronto Star, Montreal Gazette, Ottawa Citizen, and England’s Sunday Times. His profile of Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission on Residential Schools won the award for best print feature of 2011 from the Canadian Association of Journalists. As a lawyer, Stobo Sniderman has argued before the Supreme Court and advocated for Indigenous clients. He has also served as the human rights policy advisor to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and as a law clerk for a judge of South Africa’s Constitutional Court.
Meticulously researched and written with compassion, Valley of the Birdtail draws two parallel lines hopelessly distant, and then shows us a pathway through which they can come together. It’s a work of trauma, of broken relationships, of how we perceive one another, but ultimately, it’s a story of possibility and healing.” –David A. Robertson