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07 Mar

Women and Leadership Series: Cindy Blackstock

March 7, 2019 | By |

Join us on Thursday, March 14 as Dr. Cindy Blackstock speaks about the unique challenges for Indiqenous women and leadership.

Cindy Blackstock talk
Many Indigenous societies are matriarchal. Nevertheless, Indigenous women often face unique challenges to leadership. Cindy Blackstock has played such a role in changing rights in regards to the treatment of children and openly expresses the challenges faced by Indigenous women and how overcome them.

Join us Thursday, March 14 at 12:15 pm in CG-160 for the next Peterson Leadership Speaker series event with Cindy Blackstock, a Professor at McGill University and Executive Director of the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada. She will speak on “Indigenous Women in Leadership: Unique Challenges,” followed by an interview with Professor Mel Cappe and a Q&A session.

When: Thursday, March 14 at 12:15 pm – 1:45 pm

Where: CG-160, Canadiana Gallery, 14 Queen’s Park Crescent West

Register here.

About Dr. Blackstock:

A member of the Gitksan First Nation with 25 years of social work experience in child protection and indigenous children’s rights. Cindy Blackstock’s research interests are indigenous theory and the identification & remediation of structural inequalities affecting First Nations children, youth & families.

An author of over 50 publications & a widely sought after public speaker, Dr. Blackstock has collaborated with other Indigenous leaders to assist the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child in the development and adoption of a General Comment on the Rights of Indigenous children. Recently, she also worked with Indigenous young people, UNICEF & the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues to produce a youth friendly version of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of the Child. Her promotion of culturally based & evidence informed solutions has been recognized by the Nobel Women’s Initiative, the Aboriginal Achievement Foundation, Frontline Defenders and many others.