On Jan 24th there was a presentation hosted by the U of A called ‘Reconciliation Means Not Saying Sorry Twice’ with Cindy Blackstock.
Here’s Cindy’s bio:
Cindy Blackstock, PhD
Executive Director, First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada www.fncaringsociety.com and Associate Professor, University of Alberta
A member of the Gitksan Nation, she has worked in the field of child and family services for over 20 years. An author of over 50 publications, her key interests include exploring, and addressing, the causes of disadvantage for Aboriginal children and families by promoting equitable and culturally based interventions.
Current professional interests include holding fellowships with the Ashoka Foundation and the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation.
Cindy was an incredible speaker who shared stories about the lack of comparable funding for First Nations children on reserve and encouraged us all to go to the website: http://fncaringsociety.com/have-a-heart/e-valentine to send a valentine to our MP and Prime Minister to bring attention to this issue and to provide support. The tag line says” ‘Give First Nations children the same chance to grow up safely at home, get a good education, be healthy, and proud of their cultures.’ If you get a chance please send a valentine!