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 (https://connect.srv.ualberta.ca/r7di62y2et1/), and video of the talk will be available for future classroom use (email email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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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