Expertise: Children's rights and participation, Reconciliation, Human rights, Equity
Cindy Blackstock, a member of the Gitxsan First Nation, has over 30 years of experience working in First Nations child welfare, Indigenous children's rights and child engagement. She is a Professor at the McGill University School of Social Work and the Executive Director of the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada.
Her work seeking equity for First Nations children that combines legal redress with children's based reconciliation movements have been recognized by the Nobel Women's Initiative, Amnesty International, the National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation and many others.
Cindy is currently serving as a Commissioner on the Pan American Health Organization's study on Health Equity and Inequity and continuing to support the collective effort to achieve culturally based public services for First Nations children.