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In this free public lecture, Dr. Alika Lafontaine & Dr. Cindy Blackstock will speak about the problems with incremental equality in public services for First Nations children, families, and communities.

Alika Lafontaine is an award-winning physician, public speaker, and alignment consultant. In 2016, he won the “Great Healthcare Debate” on behalf of the Indigenous Health Alliance, a competition voted on by more than 700 health leaders from across Canada.

Cindy Blackstock has 25 years of social work experience in child protection and Indigenous children's rights, and is a widely sought after public speaker. She is a respected advocate for First Nations children and youth, widely known for holding the Canadian government to account for systemic discrimination against First Nations children and families.

**Seats are limited, so reserve your seat now, and bring your ticket to get in.

This event will be livestreamed (, and video of the talk will be available for future classroom use (email for information). There will be time for a very short Q&A with written questions from the live audience.

Room is wheelchair accessible if you enter from bottom level (main) door. Email to reserve a wheelchair spot in the front row after you have reserved a ticket on Eventbrite. Seating is close together, and there are stairs to seats beyond the first row.

Co-sponsored by: Faculty of Education; Office of Safe Disclosure & Human Rights; Division of Community Engagement, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry - University of Alberta.

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