Skip to Content

First Nations Child & Family Advocate to Speak Today at RRC

March 29, 2012

Cindy Blackstock, Executive Director of the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada, will speak at Red River College’s Notre Dame Campus today, March 29, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., in the Black Lecture Theatre.

Blackstock, who’s also an Associate Professor at the University of Alberta, will speak on the topic of Culture + Equity + You = Hope for First Nations Children.

“Now is the moment when caring Canadians are needed the most,” says Blackstock. “We know just what to do to make a big difference in (the lives of) First Nations children and families.”

Blackstock, a member of the Gitksan Nation, has worked in the field of child and family services for over 20 years. The author of more then 50 publications, Blackstock’s key interests include exploring and addressing the causes of disadvantage for Aboriginal children and families by promoting equitable and culturally-based interventions.

Blackstock’s address will also be streamed live at the following web address: rrc.ca/cblackstock.