Reforming the Repeat Offender: Ending Canada’s discrimination toward First Nations children

Date(s) - 19/11/2020
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Lougheed College Lectures sponsored by Syncrude presents Reforming the Repeat Offender: Ending Canada's discrimination toward First Nations children with Cindy Blackstock at the Peter Lougheed Leadership College

In 2016, the Government of Canada acknowledged that it had racially discriminated against over 165,000 First Nations kids, contributing to thousands of unnecessary family separations. Yet despite the federal government’s acceptance of that Canadian Human Rights Tribunal decision, it has taken 11 further orders (and counting) for them to begin addressing the problem. Despite repeated harms to First Nations children via residential schools, the 60’s scoop and the CHRT orders, reform is unacceptably delayed. This presentation reviews this landmark Human Rights Tribunal case and explores the leadership required to undertake meaningful change.

This free public lecture will be livestreamed at 7 PM on Thursday, Nov. 19, and the recording will remain online afterwards. RSVP on Eventbrite or learn more about the Lougheed College Lectures.

Dr. Cindy Blackstock is the Executive Director of the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada.