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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.
ISSN: 1206-5323
Appears in Collections:Volume 8, August 2012: Indigenous Social Work Practices and Theories

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