5 October 2016

The documentarian and 2009 Trudeau mentor Alanis Obomsawin’s latest film is about 2012 Trudeau mentor Cindy Blackstock, and the fight she led against the Canadian government, alleging the federal government under-funds First Nations children living on-reserve. The National Film Board of Canada film, We Can't Make the Same Mistake Twice, was premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Listen to Cindy Blackstock’s interview at CBC radio

Cindy Blackstock

An author of over 50 publications, her key interests include exploring, and addressing, the causes of disadvantage for Aboriginal children and families.

2012 Mentors

Alanis Obomsawin

Documentary filmmaker and member of the Abenaki Nation, she is dedicated to the well-being of her people and the preservation of First Nations heritage.

2009 Mentors