Dr. Cindy Blackstock returns to talk the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal Hearings

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First Nations children’s rights advocate Dr. Cindy Blackstock returned to Indigenous Waves this week to give us an update on the historic FN children’s welfare Canadian Human Rights Tribunal hearings, which wrapped up on May 30, 2014.

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Cindy Blackstock (Gitxsan) is the Executive Director of the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada. She is also an associate professor for the Faculty of Extension at the University of Alberta, and a fierce advocate for the rights of Indigenous children in Canada.

Playlist:

Che Christ – Mother’s Song

Ulali – All My Relations

Leonard Sumner – Best of Me

Black Lodge Singers – Crow Hop

Alo White – Honour Song (via Jack Starr)

Buffy Sainte-Marie – Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee

A Tribe Called Red – Red Skin Girl

 

Originally Aired Monday June 9, 2014

Photo Credit: Cindy Blackstock/First Nations Child and Caring Society of Canada

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2 Responses to “Dr. Cindy Blackstock returns to talk the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal Hearings”
  1. ohnwentsya says:

    Reblogged this on Spirit In Action and commented:
    Thank you for posting this!

  2. Judith Matheson says:

    I look forward to creating an hour to listen to this thanks so much! And deep thanks to Dr. Cindy Blackstone for all her amazing dedication and work may it awaken all Canadians to the significance of what we need to learn and know. And become response able to share and give voice to our elected representatives of our concern. In any form of imbalance or unfairness it create inequality for all concerned.

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