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SLWK 2224 - Indigenous Knowledges and Practices in Social Work

Credit(s): 3
Lecture Hour(s): 3
Lecture Hours Schedule Type: Blended, Lecture, Online
This course provides social work students with an introductory understanding of Indigenous ways of knowing and helping. Topics covered include, traditional Indigenous life-ways, worldviews, the role of spirit, significance of relationships, connection to the past, emphasis on community, respect for cultural practices, and the role of Elders within Indigenous helping practices. Students will gain an understanding of the history of social work interventions with Indigenous peoples, including residential schools, the sixties scoop, and strategies for effective engagement and collaboration with Indigenous children, families, and communities.