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Épisode 2 : Cindy Blackstock

septembre 12, 2017 | By |

Cindy Blackstock, une Canadienne Gitxsan militant pour le bienêtre des enfants autochtones, est du genre à lutter contre l’injustice. Selon Cindy, le gouvernement canadien fait preuve de discrimination raciale contre 163 000 enfants des Premières Nations et leurs familles, ce qui fait qu’aujourd’hui, les enfants des Premières Nations sont plus nombreux dans le système de protection de l’enfance qu’au plus fort des pensionnats.

After Canada failed to implement the many remedies to the inequality, a human rights complaint against the Canadian government was filed by the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada, where Cindy is the Executive Director, and the Assembly of First Nations. In 2016, the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal found that the Canadian government is racially discriminating against First Nations children and their families.

Since the ruling Canada has welcomed the decision and then failed to comply. We spoke with Cindy about her experiences on navigating the Canadian justice system and the significance of this case for all Canadians as well as for international human rights seeking groups.

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Learn more about the complaint made by the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society and the Assembly of First Nations to the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal by reading this article.

This program contains 25 minutes of Professionalism Content.

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