Trailbreakers | Jan 12, 2012 | 30:59
Justice and the Law (Part 2): Cindy Blackstock
Cindy Blackstock has been surveilled by Canada's own government. Her crime? Caring for First Nations children. Blackstock is the head of the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada and a member of Gitksan First Nation. She filed suit against the government before the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal in 2007, charging that First Nations children were discriminated against by inequitable child welfare services on reserves. It's made her unpopular with government, but a crusader among First Nations child advocates hoping to close the gap between money for Aboriginal children and non-Aboriginal.