Mahatma Gandhi Peace Award honouring Dr. Cindy Blackstock

October 11, 2018 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Moot Courtroom, Robson Hall Faculty of Law, University of Manitoba
University of Manitoba
224 Dysart Rd, Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2

Mahatma Gandhi Peace Award honouring Dr. Cindy Blackstock was presented by the Mahatma Gandhi Centre of Canada.

Watch her talk online.

The child welfare activist spoke on “Reconciliation, Social Justice and Children’s Engagement” (presentation slides, news coverage, UM Today story)

Cindy Blackstock is executive director of the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society and a professor of social work at McGill University. A member of the Gitksan First Nation, Blackstock is a dynamic speaker best known for leading a successful human rights complaint against the Canadian government over discrimination against First Nations children through under-funding of child welfare on reserves.

This event is co-sponsored by the Centre for Human Rights Research at the University of Manitoba.