Indigenous Peoples and Dementia: New Understandings of Memory Loss and Memory Care is edited by Wendy Hulko, Danielle Wilson, and Jean E. Balestrery. In 2017 Canada passed legislation to create a national dementia strategy. Commissioned provincial reports refer to the reduction of the ‘economic burden of dementia’ with little emphasis on persons with dementia as citizens who had rights to dignity and care.
Case Critical, Social Services and Social Justice in Canada by Banakonda Kennedy-Kish (Bell), Awnjibinayseekwe Change Thunderbird Eagle Woman, is Bear Clan, Bowating, from Rank Reserve, Sault Ste Marie, Raven Sinclair Nehiyaw (Cree), Ben Carniol and Donna Baines, is published by Between the Lines and is now in its 7th edition. After a preface, this book begins with Ntamkidwinan First Words with a welcome of four voices including an Anishinaabe Elder’s perspective on four foundational principles: kindness, honesty, sharing, strength.
Strong Helpers' Teachings: The Value of Indigenous Knowledges in the Helping Professions is the second edition of Cyndy Baskin's essential text for students, practitioners, and scholars in the human services. This thoroughly updated edition includes new chapters on self-care for helpers, holistic approaches to mental health, and two-spirit experiences and is a valuable resource for those interested in sharing, listening, and teaching Indigenous worldviews and helping practices.
Research as Resistance: Revisiting Critical, Indigenous, and Anti-Oppressive Approaches, second edition, builds upon the resistance-based methods featured in the first edition and contributes to the recent resurgence of marginalized knowledges in social science research, drawing from Indigenous, feminist, and critical race scholarship. Bringing together the theory and practice of anti-oppressive research, this text emphasizes the importance of critical reflexivity and participatory methods.
Moving Forward, Giving Back: Transformative Aboriginal Adult Education describes the initiatives and strategies that have proven successful and transformative for adult urban Aboriginal students. Drawing upon the voices and experiences of Aboriginal adult learners themselves, editor Jim Silver has compiled an essential collection of ten essays written by adult edition professionals working in the Winnipeg inner-city region.
Gangs: Deal With It Before Wrong Seems Right is the 2012 title in the Deal With It Series created to assist adolescents with everyday conflicts in their lives and promotes peaceful resolution. This title examines how students can deal with the negative influences of gangs and understand the difference between groups and gangs. Quizzes, comics, and graphic novel-style illustration help make this an engaging and accessible way to approach a difficult-to-address problem.
Strong Helpers' Teachings: The Value of Indigenous Knowledges in the Helping Professions is based on Cyndy Baskin's own knowledge and research, and her years of experience as a frontline social worker. The book also incorporates findings from other scholars, advice from Indigenous elders, and feedback from Indigenous and non-Indigenous helpers, such as social workers and students in social work programs.This book provides enrichment for the helping practices of Indigenous and non-Indigenous students, practitioners, and scholars in the human services.
The Indian Child Welfare Act Handbook: A Guide to the Custody and Adoption of Native American Children is designed to assist those persons, including lawyers, social workers, counselors, and others, whose professions and interests involve them with Native American children to understand the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978. ICWA, as it is commonly referred to, was enacted by the U.S.
Walking in a Good Way: Aboriginal Social Work Education contains 12 original articles in this collection sensitively describing efforts during the past twenty-five years to develop and deliver social work education that meets the needs of Aboriginal students in Canada, Australia and New Zealand. This is an excellent resource for social work educators around the world who wish to work with Aboriginal communities in offering anti-oppressive, Aboriginal-centred education.
Wicihitowin: Aboriginal Social Work in Canada is the first Canadian social work book written by First Nations, Inuit and Métis authors who are educators at schools of social work across Canada. The book begins by presenting foundational theoretical perspectives that develop an understanding of the history of colonization and theories of decolonization and Indigenist social work.