Professor Cindy Blackstock

A member of the Gitksan Nation, Cindy Blackstock has worked in the field of child and family services for over 20 years. An author of over 60 publications, her key interests include exploring, and addressing, the causes of disadvantage for Aboriginal children and families by promoting equitable and culturally based interventions.

Current professional interests include acting as an Expert Advisor to UNICEF on the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, and holding fellowships with the Atkinson Foundation, the Ashoka Foundation and the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation.

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