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 her Facebook. They also followed her to conferences and looked into her Indian status records.
Blackstock said she was also banned from a meeting with department officials.
APTN National News reporter Annette Francis has more on Blackstock’s testimony.