McGill University’s School of Social Work and the Faculty of Law are proud to present an Annie MacDonald Langstaff - Margot E. Halpenny Lecture by Dr. Cindy Blackstock, Executive Director, First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada (FNCFCSC).
In 2007, the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society and the Assembly of First Nations filed a human rights complaint against the Federal government, alleging that Canada’s failure to provide equitable and culturally based child welfare services to First Nations children on-reserve amounts to discrimination on the basis of race and ethnic origin.
Join us for a discussion on this landmark human rights case to end federal government discrimination against First Nations children.
Dr. Blackstock will discuss the actions that led up to the court case, rulings by the court, evidence heard and the implications for Indigenous children, families and Canada as a whole.
For more information on the case, visit: http://www.fncaringsociety.com/i-am-witness
This event is free and open to the public. Space is limited. RSVP by February 12: marilena.orsini [at] mcgill.ca.