Hosted by the Radcliffe Institute, co-sponsored by HUNAP.
For much of the 20th century, child welfare authorities removed Native American children from their tribal homes, devastating parents and denying children their traditions, culture, and identity. The feature-length documentary Dawnland chronicles the first official truth and reconciliation commission in the United States for Native Americans and explores the possibilities of healing and reconciliation. A panel conversation and a Q&A session follow the screening.
Cindy Blackstock is a Canadian-born Indigenous activist for for child welfare. She and her organization, the Caring Society, successfully sued the Canadian government for discriminating against Indigenous children, winning their human rights complaint. This talk will touch on Indigenous issues in North America, impact litigation, and advocacy for youth and children.