APTN National News
A human rights tribunal hearing a case of alleged discrimination on
First Nations children by the federal government heard Thursday
from the person who filed the complaint and how the feds retaliated
against her. As first reported by APTN National News in 2011,
Cindy Blackstock alleged Aboriginal Affairs had been
keeping a close eye on her, including posing as “friends”
and having her accept them on
They also followed her to conferences and looked into
her Indian status records.
Blackstock said she was also banned from a meeting with
APTN National News reporter Annette Francis has more
on Blackstock’s testimony.