School of Policy Studies

School of Policy Studies
School of Policy Studies

 

2019 Tom Courchene Distinguished Speaker Series with CINDY BLACKSTOCK

Thursday March 21, 2019

Robert Sutherland Hall, Room 202
138 Union Street, Kingston, ON

First Nations children and families living on reserve and in the Territories receive public services funded by the federal government, and since confederation, these services have fallen significantly short of what other Canadians receive. This injustice needs to end and Spirit Bear's Plan will do just that.

A member of the Gitksan First Nation, Cindy Blackstock has 25 years of social work experience in child protection and Indigenous children’s rights. Her promotion of culturally based and evidence informed solutions has been recognized by the Nobel Women’s Initiative, the Aboriginal Achievement Foundation, Frontline Defenders and many others. An author of over 50 publications and a widely sought after public speaker, Cindy has collaborated with other Indigenous leaders to assist the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child in the development and adoption of a General Comment on the Rights of Indigenous children. 

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Free Public Lecture. 
All Are Welcome.