BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//Date iCal v2.14-dev//NONSGML iCalcreator 2.18// METHOD:PUBLISH BEGIN:VTIMEZONE TZID:America/New_York BEGIN:STANDARD DTSTART:20141102T030000 TZOFFSETFROM:-0400 TZOFFSETTO:-0500 TZNAME:EST END:STANDARD BEGIN:DAYLIGHT DTSTART:20150308T030000 TZOFFSETFROM:-0500 TZOFFSETTO:-0400 TZNAME:EDT END:DAYLIGHT END:VTIMEZONE BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTAMP:20160703T190456Z CREATED:20140210T163723Z DESCRIPTION:Note: Any updates to this event, such as changes to the date o r location, will NOT be reflected in this calendar appointment. For the most current event information for the 2014 Congress of the Humanities an d Social Sciences, please visit\n\nSeries: Big Thinking\n\nAssociation: Federation for the Humanities and Social Sci ences\n\nAccess Level: General public\n\nDescription: As Canada approaches its 147th birthday, longstanding inequalities affecting First Nations c hildren, youth and families linger as successive governments have failed to implement solutions to address the problem. As politicians focus on i ncremental equality, children and young people in Canada are working tog ether in a spirit of active reconciliation  to thread principles of justi ce and equity across all areas of experience for First Nations peoples. D r. Blackstock’s Big Thinking lecture will describe the issues that the ch ildren are concerned about, the peaceful and progressive actions they ar e taking to address the problems and the results of their collective work s. A member of the Gitksan Nation, Dr. Blackstock has worked in the field of child and family services for over 20 years. An author of over 50 pu blications, Dr. Blackstock’s key interests include exploring, and addre ssing, the causes of disadvantage for Aboriginal children and families b y promoting equitable and culturally based interventions. Current professi onal interests include holding fellowships with the Ashoka Foundation, J .W. McConnell Family Foundation and the Trudeau Foundation. See here for a dditional information about Cindy Blackstock, compiled by Brock Universi ty Library. In English. Simultaneous interpretation available via cell pho ne. To view the presentation, click here (.pdf). The video of this Big Th inking lecture is now available below:\n\nBig Thinking event sponsors:\n\n Big Thinking supporting sponsors:\n\n\n\n Big Thinking The Big Thinking lec ture series is held throughout Congress and is open to all attendees and members of the public. This series brings together leading scholars and p ublic figures who can present forward-thinking research, ideas and solut ions to the critical questions and issues of our time. The 2014 Big Think ing lecture series is organized by the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences and Brock University. See the complete list of Big Thinkin g lectures... DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20140525T121500 DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20140525T132000 LAST-MODIFIED:20140526T124452Z LOCATION:Welch Hall - David S. Howes Theatre SUMMARY:Children’s voices have power: Ending inequalities affecting First N ations children and families (Cindy Blackstock) URL;TYPE=URI: wer-ending-inequalities-affecting-first-nations-children-and END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR