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A Proposed Master of Social Work Based in Indigenous Knowledges Program in Manitoba
|Title:||A Proposed Master of Social Work Based in Indigenous Knowledges Program in Manitoba|
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|Keywords:||Indigenous, social work, education, social work practice, decolonization, anti-colonial|
|LC Subject Headings:||Indigenous peoples--Periodicals.|
Social work with indigenous peoples--Periodicals.
|Issue Date:||Dec 2014|
|Publisher:||Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work, University of Hawaii at Manoa|
|Citation:||Hart, K. et al. (2014). A Proposed Master of Social Work Based in Indigenous Knowledges Program in Manitoba. Journal of Indigenous Social Development, 3(2).|
|Abstract:||This article focuses on an innovative proposed Master of Social Work based in Indigenous Knowledges program developed by an Indigenous Caucus within the Faculty of Social Work at the University of Manitoba in Canada. This culturally based program intends to ground students with a solid foundation in traditional Indigenous teachings and perspectives, and contemporary Indigenous philosophies, knowledges, concepts, critiques, and ways of being that stem from these traditions. The proposed Master of Social Work based in Indigenous Knowledges was developed as a lived program that builds community and social supports, and reclaims and re-energizes a sense of self, responsibility, self-sufficiency, self-determination, and self-government. The program’s aim is to deconstruct oppressive and colonialist structures and reconstruct, in a contemporary sense, what has been previously destroyed. An overview of the visions, objectives, program design, foundational themes and description of courses is provided, along with reflections on what teachings its development has provided.|
|Appears in Collections:||JISD Volume 03, Issue 02. Papers From the Second International Conference of Indigenous Voices in Social Work|