Blackstock Testifies At Inquest

Posted on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 15:02 PM

A well known child welfare advocate is the latest witness to take the stand at the city inquest into the deaths of 7 First Nation youth

.In her extended testimony,  Cindy Blackstock covered all aspects of education funding and how it must change to give students in remote communities the same opportunities as other children.

Blackstock testified of how education in remote First Nation communities is underfunded to the point where fundraising is necessary to help pay for some necessities.

Blackstock suggests governments may have to invest more than what would normally be expected so First Nation students can catch up. (File photo)