For over 30 years, Cindy Blackstock, a member of the Gitxsan First Nation, has worked in child welfare and Indigenous children’s rights. A long-time activist, Blackstock is noted for her work alongside First Nations colleagues on a landmark human rights challenge to Canada’s inequitable provision of child and family services.
They proved the government failed to uphold Jordan’s Principle, which mandates the government pay for services needed by children and seek reimbursement later. This prevents children from being denied or receiving delayed access to services such as healthcare while the provincial and federal governments have pay disputes.
Blackstock is the executive director of the First Nat
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