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Cindy Blackstock to receive honour from Sudbury’s Laurentian University – CBC

by ahnationtalk on October 21, 201926 Views

‘Gitxsan trailblazer,’ champion of First Nations, Inuit and Métis children to be awarded Doctorate of Laws

Oct 21, 2019

Cindy Blackstock is about to add another doctorate to her collection — this one from Laurentian University in Sudbury.

Despite already holding nearly 20 of the honours from universities across the country, Blackstock, a well-known figure in Canadian human rights, says it’s a “great honour to work with people, particularly in northern Ontario, on the children’s equity issue.”

For more than 25 years, Blackstock has been fighting for the rights of First Nations, Inuit and Métis children, taking the federal government to court and before tribunals, demanding what she calls “equity.”

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/sudbury/laurentian-university-cindy-blackstock-1.5327067

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