Cindy Blackstock

Ashoka Fellow
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Fellow Since 2010
First Nations Child and Family Caring Society


This profile was prepared when Cindy Blackstock was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2010.
Cindy Blackstock, a member of the Gitksan First Nation of British Columbia, is changing the discriminatory policies and actions toward First Nations children in Canada through a vibrant social movement. Cindy is building a new child welfare system by working directly with Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal communities and helping them translate their constructive and reconciliatory visions for child welfare into action.
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