Cindy Blackstock

People contribute to a hand painting during the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation in Ottawa on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

The case for an inquiry into Canada’s treatment of First Nations children

Cindy Blackstock: ‘Canada continues to treat First Nations people as if they are not worth the money by providing deficient public services on reserves and choosing to not implement solutions’
Cindy Blackstock (Photograph by Jessica Deeks)

Cindy Blackstock: A relentless champion for Indigenous children’s rights

She serves as executive director of the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society, whose litigation against Canada has secured hundreds of thousands of services for First Nations youth
The head of a statue of Sir John A. MacDonald in Montreal, in August 2020 (Graham Hughes/CP)

Burying Sir John A. Macdonald

The first prime minister will no longer be put on a pedestal as the debate turns to what to put up in his place
Justin Trudeau

67-million nights in foster care

Cindy Blackstock: First Nations children and their families should receive some measure of justice without having to fight Canada for it. Why won’t Canada pay?
Perry Bellgarde

Are First Nations back to vague assurances on child welfare?

Jane Philpott’s emergency summit reflected a new era of good will. Concrete agreements were harder to come by.
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Why Indigenous children are overrepresented in Canada’s foster care system

The 2016 census revealed that Indigenous children still make up about half of children in Canada’s foster care system.