Cindy Blackstock: Remember the Children: What a landmark human rights case tells us about discrimination and justice in Canada | Video

First Nations’ Rights: The Gap Between Law and Practice: A Series of Five Talks

The 2011-2012 series was sponsored by Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada (LRWC), Hul’qumi’num Treaty Group (HTG), Amnesty International and the Vancouver Public Library

ALL TALKS IN THE SERIES: 1 Grace Woo: Ghost Dancing with Colonialism | 2. Robert Morales: Seeking Justice Elsewhere | 3. Kenneth Deer: Indigenous Rights in the UN System | 4. Cindy Blackstock: Discrimination in Canada & a landmark human rights case | 5. Sarah Morales: Coast Salish Legal Traditions & the Canadian State

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Cindy Blackstock, PhD, discusses the landmark cases, First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada, Assembly of First Nations v. Indian and Northern Affairs Canada, 2010 CHRT 7. What led up to this case? What are the implications for First Nations children? for individuals from minority groups? for the moral fabric of Canada? Cindy Blackstock is the Executive Director of First Nations Child and Family Caring Society and Associate Professor, University of Alberta. She spoke on 24 April 2012 at the Vancouver Public Library.

Introduction: Catherine Evans, Chair, Vancouver Library Board; Leah George-Wilson, former chief the Tsleil-Waututh Nation and co-chair of the First Nations Summit; and Toshio Rahman, BC/Yukon Regional Activism Coordinator Amnesty International Canada.

Part 1: Cindy Blackstock

Part 2: Cindy Blackstock, continued.

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