The Honest Talk

Cindy Blackstock

Episode Summary

Cindy Blackstock is a member of the Gitxsan First Nation and serves as the Executive Director of the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society, working tirelessly to ensure that First Nations, Métis & Inuit children can grow up safely at home, be healthy, get a good education and be proud of who they are. Cindy, who is also a professor at McGill University’s School of Social Work, has over 30 years of experience working in child welfare and Indigenous children’s rights and has been described as “Canada’s relentless moral voice for First Nations’ Equality.” She talks to Jen and Catherine about her past, the changes afoot in Canada when it comes to her essential work, and her hopes for a just, equal future for all children.