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|Title: ||The Master of Aboriginal Social Work Program: Elders and culture camp as the foundation|
|Authors: ||Sanderson, Joan|
|Issue Date: ||3-Dec-2012|
|Abstract: ||This reflection paper, written by a faculty member who is also an
alumni, recognizes the School of Indian Social Work (SISW) as one
of the early programs of Indigenous social work in Canada (1974).
In 2001 the SISW had its first intake into the Master of Aboriginal
Social Work (MASW) and this paper primarily focuses on important
Indigenous practices within this post graduate program. The MASW
begins its program in August with Culture Camp, ASW 800, which is
held on a Saskatchewan First Nation community. The teachers for
this experiential course are two traditional First Nations Elders, a
female and a male. In the fall semester the Elders continue to teach
Traditional Counselling, ASW 822, so their essential role is maintained.
These Elders are available outside of class time to support the students
in their growth and healing. The Elders and Culture Camp provide the
foundation for the MASW.|
|Appears in Collections:||Volume 8, August 2012: Indigenous Social Work Practices and Theories|
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