Episode 5: Every Child Matters with Dr. Cindy Blackstock
Agnes is honoured to be able to have a conversation with Dr. Cindy Blackstock who is the executive director of the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada which stands with First Nations children, youth and families so they have equitable opportunities to grow up safely at home, be healthy, get a good education and be proud of who they are. In this episode we discuss Cindy's work as a relentless advocate as she speaks of Canada's racist fiscal policy and how together, we can be a part of the solution.
In this episode we talk about:
Why The First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada has to take the Canadian Government to Court
Canada's Racist Fiscal Policy
Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs and how it was influenced by Indigenous Ways of Knowing
The Emergence of the Breath of Life Theory
Resilience as an unjust expectation in the face of multigenerational structural discrimination
The Caring Society
Indigenous Knowledge Portal
7 Free Ways to Make a Difference
(Dis)placed Indigenous Youth and the Child Welfare System TEACHING GUIDE – Grades 9 to 12
On May 27, 2021, the sacred bodies of 215 children were found buried at the site of the former Kamloops Indian Residential School. We want to honour these children's lives and pay respect to the many families who continue to grieve for their murdered and lost children.
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Read the Truth and Reconciliation Report
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