Cindy Blackstock, Executive Director of McConnell grantee the First Nations Child & Family Caring Society of Canada (FNCFCS), has recently been selected to receive a 2011 National Aboriginal Achievement Award, an award that celebrates excellence in the Aboriginal community. She will be receiving this award for her efforts in public service.
“Every year the jury selects an extraordinary group of recipients who reveal such outstanding talent and dedicated service,” said Roberta Jamieson, President and CEO of the National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation. “I know that by honouring their achievement we will continue to inspire many others waiting to demonstrate their potential.” (from the NAAF website)
Cindy Blackstock, who has worked in the field of child and family services for over 20 years, is also a SiG fellow.
Read more about the upcoming award ceremony here.