Human Rights Tribunal attracts social action from POH students

Image: student Samantha Wells takes on role of courtroom artist

A federal Human Rights Tribunal in Ottawa was recently the scene of a Project of Heart “social action component” as students from Elizabeth Wyn Wood attendedĀ  tribunal proceedings to show solidarity with the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society’s Executive director Cindy Blackstock, who took the stand to argue against a cynical government motion to dismiss the tribunal’s hearings into systemic underfunding of First Nations children in the child welfare system in Canada.

Under the headline “Students put classroom learning into action”, this excellent article from the EMC newspaper group in Ottawa gives a superb overview of the events of the day and givesĀ  context for the artist’s rendition above of Ms. Blackstock enduring the lengthy cross-examination from the government counsel.

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