Friday, November 27, 2009

Aboriginal-Rights Champion Cindy Blackstock Awarded Atkinson Fellowship

TORONTO, Nov. 23 - Cindy Blackstock has been awarded the Atkinson Foundation's Economic Justice Fellowship. The three-year Fellowship will provide $100,000 annually for Ms. Blackstock's advocacy on behalf of First Nations children and communities.

"With every generation comes an opportunity to create a better world. But First Nations children are debilitated by funding inequalities in education and child welfare. We can correct past mistakes by giving this generation a real opportunity to understand their place in the world differently and to succeed," said Cindy Blackstock, Executive Director of the First Nations child and Family Service Caring Society of Canada.

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