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Cindy BlackstockKeynote Speaker:
Cindy Blackstock M.M., PhD

Executive Director, First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada

A member of the Gitksan Nation, she has worked in the field of child and family services for over 20 years. Key interests include exploring the over representation of Aboriginal children in child welfare care, structural drivers of child maltreatment in First Nations communities, human rights and the role of the voluntary sector in expanding the range of culturally and community based responses to child maltreatment.

Current professional interests include serving as an Atkinson Economic Justice Fellow, J.W. McConnell Family Foundation Social Innovation Generation Fellow, an Ashoka Fellow and a board member of the National Aboriginal Youth Organization.