This course focuses on traditional and contemporary Indigenous approaches to social work practice. Students will be introduced to Indigenous worldviews, teachings, language, and ceremony, predominately from a nehiyaw (Cree) perspective. They will gain knowledge of Indigenous pre-contact and post-contact life, with emphasis on oppressive social policies, the contemporary impacts of colonialism, and the role of social work. Initiatives and strategies that are being undertaken to strengthen and maintain Indigenous culture, language, and way of life will be explored. These concepts will be applied within the context of social work theory and practice.
Note: Restricted to Indigenous Studies, Open Studies