Cindy Blackstock reading of Spirit Bear and Children Make History

 

Cindy Blackstock, Executive Director of the First Nations Child & Family Caring Society hosted a Spirit Bear Tea Party and read her book Spirit Bear and Children Make History while visiting the Aboriginal Headstart Program coordinated by Native Child & Family Services Toronto at the First Nations School. Invited along were FIFSW MSW students who had the opportunity to have tea with Dr. Blackstock and Headstart team members who shared experience and knowledge with these social workers in training.

Dr. Blackstock recalled her time as a student at the Faculty and reflected on the experience of appearing before the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal to demand fair treatment for Indigenous children within the child welfare system. She imparted that it is never too early to learn about advocacy and encouraged students to work for social justice from a place of love.