features Cindy Blackstock, the head of the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada
. She has been surveilled by Canada's own government. Blackstock's crime? Caring for First Nations children.
A member of Gitksan First Nation, Blackstock 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.
made her unpopular with the government but she is now a widely-recognized crusader amongst First
Nations child advocates who hope to close the gap between funding for
Aboriginal children and their non-Aboriginal counterparts.
Join host Don Kelly as he talks with Blackstock on the state of services for Aboriginal children in care in Canada Wednesday at 11 p.m., and Friday at 11:30 a.m. in your time zone.