Deverell, Rita

Rita Deverell was born in Houston Texas, 1945. She is an only child who grew up in the United States.  She moved to Canada in 1967 to be with her husband. She got an M.A. in the history of religion soon after immigrating.  Rita has had many jobs such as being on a school tour for the Globe theatre, a playwright,  journalist, and the Director of News and Current Affairs at APTN.  She faced segregation in her childhood, and soon after moving to Canada she fought for aboriginal rights.  Rita Deverell was interviewed for this project in January 2017 by Anthony Radford-Grant.