Cindy Blackstock writes in the Globe and Mail about why an inquiry into murdered and missing Indigenous women ought to include an examination of how structural inequities in child welfare put First Nations girls & women at greater risk for disadvantage and violence. Read the article here: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-debate/a-mmiw-inquiry-must-examine-the-child-welfare-system/article27549551/
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MMIW inquiry must examine the child-welfare system
December 02, 2015
Follow-up blog: Reconciliation in Post-Secondary education
November 04, 2015
Following our October 14 "Reconciliation in post-secondary" event at the University of Alberta, Keavy Martin posted a blog responding to the event and calling for changes at the university: http://blog.ualberta.ca/2015/11/a-consider-this-opinion-piece-on-being.html
Now Available: Live-Stream of "Reconciliation in Post-Secondary: Implementing the TRC Recommendations" public lecture
October 15, 2015
On October 14, 2015, FNCARES co-hosted the public lecture "Reconciliaion in Post-Secondary: Implementing the TRC Recommendations" at the University of Alberta. Speakers were Dr. Cindy Blackstock, Charlene Bearhead and Dr. Eber Hampton, and Dr. Keavy Martin chaired the event. The lecture hall was filled, and more joined us via the Live Stream, which is now available to everyone here: https://connect.srv.ualberta.ca/p46arglwcv1/?launcher=false&fcsContent=true&pbMode=normal. In her blog preceding the event, Cindy Blackstock states that, "[t]o meaningfully engage in reconciliation, universities must look beyond recruitment of Aboriginal faculty and students and the development of Aboriginal programs towards acknowledgement of the historic and contemporary colonial bones of the university itself." Read the entire blog here: http://blog.ualberta.ca/2015/10/a-consider-this-opinion-piece.html.
Recognition, finally, for doctor who sounded alarm on residential schools a century ago
August 20, 2015
Read the APTN article on Peter Henderson Bryce.
Beechwood ceremony to honour medical officer's tenacity
August 14, 2015
Read the Ottawa Citizen article about Peter Henderson Bryce.
Rich Country, Poor Nation
April 03, 2015
Globe & Mail video: 11 facts about the gap between First Nations and the rest of Canada *note: the 2014 UN Human Development Index ranks Canada 8th (not 6th, as video says)
Get ready for the final ruling...
March 10, 2015
Watch the lastest I am Witness vignette here. The final ruling is expected from the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal (CHRT) in 2015.
Reconciliation Means Not Saying Sorry Twice - Dr. Cindy Blackstock gives public talk at Grant MacEwan University in Edmonton
February 18, 2015
Join us on Feb. 26, 2015, 4:30-6pm, at Grant MacEwan University in Edmonton, Robbins Health Learning Centre, Kule Theatre
National Post: "Canada’s child-welfare crisis brings calls for reform from across the country"
December 12, 2014
FNCARES in UA Extension News
November 26, 2014
Watch video of "Followed": Dr. Cindy Blackstock on her experience of government breaching her privacy.
November 26, 2014
FNCARES Annual Report 2013-2014
November 07, 2014
"Followed": a presentation by Dr. Cindy Blackstock at the University of Alberta
November 05, 2014
Tuesday, November 25, 12:30 - 2:00 pm
Telus Centre, Room 150, University of Alberta, Edmonton
*Live Webcast Streaming: link TBA*
In her presentation "Followed," Dr. Cindy Blackstock will speak about the implications and impact of having her privacy breached by Federal officials. What was the purpose and reasons behind the extraordinary effort undertaken by Federal officials to monitor and gather information on Dr. Blackstock? This incredible story of one person will shock and surprise practitioners in the information rights community. This situation will give pause for thought and reflection about the value of privacy in a free and democratic society, and the implications for others working towards equity and human rights for everyone in Canada.
Dr. Blackstock's presentation will be followed by a panel discussion involving Jill Clayton, Information and Privacy Commissioner of Alberta and Mary Marshall, Health Privacy Law expert and former Alberta Health Advocate. These two panel speakers will discuss social trends and privacy breaches that impact the rights of citizens to have their privacy protected.
Audience members will be encouraged to ask questions and join in a discussion about privacy, fundamental human rights and the elements of our society that are important for maintaining a healthy civil society and democracy.
EVERYONE IS WELCOME TO ATTEND THIS OPEN PUBLIC EVENT. No registration required.
Room is wheelchair accessible. Join Facebook event, and invite your friends: https://www.facebook.com/events/695615830521889/
Now available online!
October 31, 2014
Just released! Replies to Federal Government's Final Written Submissions
October 14, 2014
Just released! Caring Society 2013 - 14 Annual Report
September 23, 2014
Désolé, disponible seulement en anglais.
Plan to witness Final Arguments in person?
September 12, 2014
Going to a brand new space can sometimes be confusing, so click here for the Tribunal room layout to help plan your visit, whether you're coming on your own, in a group or with a class!
If you would like to attend as a class, please contact Brittany Martell or Andrea Auger for more information and advice.
Letter of Support from OCDSB
September 12, 2014
A big THANK YOU to Ottawa Carleton District School Board (OCDSB) for their continued support of culturally based equity for First Nations children and young people!
Want to engage with your School Board? Click here to read the letter of support.
*New* Information Sheet on Jordan's Principle
September 04, 2014
Chelsea-Jane Edwards, Shannen's Dream youth campaigner, discusses imminent opening of new school in Attawapiskat and education needs for all First Nations children on CBC's 'As It Happens'
July 28, 2014