Cindy Blackstock, PhD, is the executive director of the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada and an associate professor at the University of Alberta.
A member of the Gitksan Nation, Blackstock has worked in the field of child and family services for over 20 years. An author of over 50 publications, her key interests include exploring, and addressing, the causes of disadvantage for Aboriginal children and families and promoting equitable and culturally based interventions.
She holds fellowships with the Ashoka Foundation and the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation and has received numerous awards and distinctions, including a National Aboriginal Achievement Award.