Social Work Programs
"Aboriginal social work can be described as a practice that combines culturally relevant social work education and training, theoretical and practice knowledge derived from aboriginal epistemology (ways of knowing) that draws liberally on western social work theory and practice methods, within a decolonizing context. A decolonizing context is one which addresses the intergenerational and current impacts of colonization as manifested through colonial cultural and social suppression, intrusive and controlling legislation, industrial and residential school systems, the child welfare system, and institutional/systemic/individual racism and discrimination. Cultural relevance occurs when practice and pedagogy mirror and support indigenous and other ways of knowing, being, and doing."
- Raven Sinclair, 2002
Social Work Educator - Okiskinwahamakew
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