Cindy Blackstock and Andrea Auger: Reconciliation can't be empty promise to First Nations children
The Georgia Straight, September 1, 2009Online
On June 11, 2008, the prime minister apologized for the wrongful removal of aboriginal children during the residential school period. But what good is saying sorry if ill-advised federal government policies continue to contribute to the removal of First Nations children at record levels?
The kids won - what now?
Published by Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
March 1, 2016
January 26, 2016 was a heartfelt, emotional day as First Nations children won a much anticipated human rights tribunal ruling on culturally based equity in child welfare.
Raised in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Andrea Auger is a proud Ojibwe member of the Pays Plat First Nation. After completing a Master of Arts in 2008, she joined the Caring Society team to work on the Touchstones of Hope. Currently Andrea is the Reconciliation and Research Manager and Coordinating Editor of the First Peoples Child and Family Review. With her background in Education, Andrea is passionate about teaching, mentoring and learning from others, especially children, youth and Elders. Her main areas of interest include engagement in reconciliation, reconciliation approaches, child and youth engagement, and human rights.