This section includes the following categories:

Aboriginal and Indigenous Social Work Issues
Child Welfare
Colonialism, Colonial Theory, Decolonization
Constructions of Aboriginal people
Education, Epistemology, Intellectualism
Residential Schools
Social Work (general)
General Collections
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Aboriginal & Indigenous Social Work Issues

Bellefeuille, G., Garrioch, S. & Ricks, F. (1997). Breaking the Rules: Transforming Governance in Social Services. Thompson, MB: Awasis Agency of Northern Manitoba.

Borg, D. Brownlee, K. & Delaney, R. (1995). Postmodern social work practice with aboriginal people. Northern Social Work Practice, Northern and Regional Studies Series, Volume 4. 116-135.

Bruyere, G. (1999). The Decolonization Wheel: an aboriginal perspective on social work practice with aboriginal peoples. Delaney, R., Brownlee, K. & Sellick, M. (Eds.). Social Work with Rural & Northern Communities. Lakehead University, Centre for Northern Studies, Johnston, M. (Ed.) Northern and Regional Series, Volume 8, Northern Social Work Collection, Volume 4. Thunder Bay: Lakehead University

Coleman, H., Unrau, Y., & Manyfingers B. (2001). Revamping family prevention services for native families. Journal of Ethnic and Cultural Diversity in Social Work, Vol. 10(1), 2001. 49-68.

Darou, W. (1987). Counselling and the northern native. Canadian Journal of Counselling, Vol. 21(1). 1987. 33-41.

Delany, R. (1995). Northern social work practice: An ecological perspective. Northern Social Work Practice, Northern Regional Studies Series, Volume 4. 1-34.

Gross, E. (1995). Deconstructing politically correct practice literature: The American Indian case. Social Work, Vol. 40(2), 1995. 206-213.

DuBray, W. (1985). American Indian values: A critical factor in casework. Social Casework: The Journal of Contemporary Social Work (January, 1985). 30-37.

Duran, B., Duran, E., & Yellow Horse Brave Heart, M. (1998). Native Americans and the trauma of history. M. Battiste & J. Barman (Eds.), First Nations education in Canada: The circle unfolds. 60-76. Vancouver: UBC Press.

Duran, E. & Duran, B. (1995). Native American post-colonial psychology. Albany: State University of New York Press.

Feehan, K. & Hannis, D. (Eds.).(1993). From strength to strength: Social work education and Aboriginal people. Edmonton: Grant McEwan Community College.

Goodluck, C. & Short, D. (1980). Working with American Indian Parents: A cultural approach. Social Casework: The Journal of contemporary social work. Vol. 61(8) October, 1980. 472-488.

Gross, E. (1995). Deconstructing politically correct practice literature: The American
Indian case. Social Work, Vol. 40(2), 1995. 206-213.

Hart, M. (2001). An Aboriginal approach to social work practice. T. Heinonen & L. Spearman (Eds.). Social Work Practice: Problem solving and beyond. Toronto: Irwin. 231-256.

Hart, M. (1999). Seeking Mino-pimatasiwin (the Good Life): An aboriginal approach to social work practice. Native Social Work Journal, Vol. 2(1). 91-112.

Hill, B. (1995). Shaking the Rattle: Healing the trauma of colonization. BC: Theytus Books Ltd.

Howse, Y. & Stalwick, H. (1990). Social Work and the First Nation Movement: “Our Children, Our Culture”. B. Wharf (Ed.), Social work and social change in Canada. 79-113. Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, Inc.

Knight, D. (2001). The seven fires – the teachings of Dan Musqua: Knowledge of growth and learning
in the Saulteaux Bear clan. Muskoday First Nations: Many Worlds Publishing.

LaFramboise, T., Trimble, J., & Mohatt, G. (1990). Counselling intervention and American Indian tradition: An integrative approach. The Counselling Psychologist, Vol. 18(4). 1990. 628-654.

McCormack, R. (1997). First Nations counselor training in British Columbia: Strengthening the circle. Canadian Journal of Community Mental Health, Vol. 16(2), 1997. 91-99.

Morrisette, V., McKenzie, B., & Morrissette, L. (1993). Towards an aboriginal model of social work practice: Cultural knowledge and traditional practices. Canadian Social Work Review, Vol. 10(1). 91-108.

Nabigon, H. & Mawhiney, A-M. (1996). Aboriginal Theory: A Cree medicine wheel guide for healing First Nations. In Turner, F. (Ed.) (1996). Social Work Treatment. New York: Free Press.

Nelson, C., Kelley, M. & McPherson, D. (1985). Rediscovering support in social work practice: Lessons from Indian Indigenous human service workers. Canadian Social Work Review ’85. 231-248.

Poonwassie, A. & Charter, A. (2001). An aboriginal worldview of helping: empowering approaches. Canadian Journal of Counselling, Vol. 35(1). 63-73.

Stalwick, H. (1986). What was said? Study Guide One. Demonstration of strategies for change: A review of Indian and native social work education in Canada. Social Administration Research Unit, Faculty of Social Work, University of Regina.

Stevenson, J. (1999). The Circle of Healing. Native Social Work Journal, Vol. 2(1). 8-21.

Rappaport, H. & Rappapport, M. (1981). The integration of scientific and traditional healing: A proposed model. American Psychologist, Vol. 36(7), 774-781.

Van Uchellen, et al. (1997). What makes us strong: Urban aboriginal perspectives on wellness and strength. Canadian Journal of Community Mental Health, Vol. 16(2). 1997. 37-50.

Waldram, J. (1990). The persistence of traditional medicine in urban areas: The case of Canada’s Indians. American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Research, Vol. 4(1). 1990. 9-29.

Weaver, H. (1999). Indigenous people and the social work profession: Defining culturally competent services. Social Work, Vol. 44(3), 1999. 217-225.

Weaver, H. (1998). Indigenous people in a multi-cultural society: Unique issues for human services. Social Work, Vol. 43(3). 203-211.

Weaver, H. (1997). Training culturally competent social workers: What students should know about native people. Journal of Teaching in Social Work, Vol. 15(1/2), 1997. 97-110.

Weaver, H. & White, B. (1997). The Native American family circle: Roots of resiliency. Journal of Family Social Work, Vol. 2(1), 1997. 67-79.

Willims, B., Ellison, F. (1994). Culturally informed social work practice with American Indian clients: Guidelines for non-Indian social workers. Social Work, Vol. 41(2). 1996. 147-151.

Zapf, M. (1999). Location and knowledge-building: Exploring the fit of western social work with traditional knowledge. Native Social Work Journal, Vol. 2(1). 138-152.

Zapf, M. (1999). Bicultural teaching of helping approaches: Integrating native Indian and western perspectives in a social work classroom. International Journal of Inclusive Education. Vol. 3(4). 327-337.

Zapf, M. (1997). Voice and social work education: Learning to teach from my own story. Canadian Social Work Review, Vol. 14(1). 83-97.

Child Welfare

Cross, T. (1986). Drawing on cultural tradition in Indian child welfare practice. Social Casework: The Journal of contemporary social work. Vol. 67(5) May, 1986. 283-289.

Farris, C. & Farris, L. (1976). Indian children: The struggle for survival. Social Work, Vol. 21(5), September 1976. 386-289.

Fournier, S. & Crey, E. (1997). Stolen from our embrace: The abduction of First Nations Children and the restoration of aboriginal communities. Vancouver: Douglas & McIntyre, Ltd.

Hull, G. (1982). Child welfare services to Native Americans. Social Casework: The Journal of contemporary social work. June 1982. 340-347.

Kimelman, Justice E.. (1982). No quiet place. Review Committee on Indian and Metis Adoptions and Placements. Manitoba Community Services. Manitoba. Review Committee on Indian and Metis Adoptions and Placements.

Lederman, J. (1999). Trauma and Healing in Aboriginal families and communities. Native Social Work Journal, Vol. 2(1). April 1999. 59-90.

Lee, B. (1992). Colonialization and community: Implications for first nations development. Community Development Journal, Vol. 27(3). 211-219.

Maurice, J. (2000). De-spiriting aboriginal children: Western constructions and destructions of aboriginal children in the child welfare system during the 1960s and 70s. University of Toronto, Faculty of Social Work. Unpublished paper.

McKenzie, B. & Hudson, P. (1985). Native children, child welfare, and the colonization of native people. Levitt, K. and Wharf, B. (Eds.) (1985). The Challenge of child welfare. BC: UBC Press. 123-141.

Colonialism / Colonial Theory / Decolonization

Adams, H. (1989). Prison of grass: Canada from a Native point of view. (2nd ed.) Saskatchewan: Fifth House Publishers.

Alfred, T. (1999). Peace Power Righteousness: An indigenous manifesto. Don Mills: Oxford University Press.

Cardinal, H. (1969). The Unjust Society: The tragedy of Canada’s Indians. Edmonton: M.G. Hurtig Ltd., Publishers.

Churchill, W. (1992). Fantasies of the master race: Literature, cinema, and the colonization of American Indians. M. Annette Jaimes (Ed.). Maine: Common Courage Press.

Churchill, W. (1994). Indians are us? : culture and genocide in native North America. Toronto: Between the Lines.

Churchill, W. (1995). Since Predator Came: Notes from the Struggle for American Indian Liberation. Littleton, CO: Aigis Publications.

Churchill, W. (1996). From a native son : selected essays in indigenism, 1985-1995. with an introduction by Howard Zinn. Boston, Mass. : South End Press.

Churchill, W. (1998). A little matter of genocide : holocaust and denial in the Americas, 1492 to the present. Winnipeg : Arbeiter Ring.

Churchill, W. (1999).Struggle for the land : Native North American resistance to genocide, ecocide and colonization. Winnipeg : Arbeiter Ring.

Deloria, V., Jr. (1999) Spirit and Reason: The Vine Deloria, Jr. Reader. Deloria B., Foehner, K. & Scinta, S. (Eds.). Golden, Colorado: Fulcrum Publishing.

Deloria, V., Jr. (1997). Red earth white lies: Native Americans and the myth of scientific fact. Golden, Colorado: Fulcrum Publishing.

Deloria, V., Jr. (1969). Custer died for your sins: An Indian manifesto. New York: Macmillan.

Goddard, J. (1991). Last stand of the Lubicon Cree. Vancouver: Douglas & McIntyre.

Laduke, W. (1999). All our relations: Native struggles for land and life. Cambridge: South End Press.

Laenui, P. (Hayden F. Burgess). (2000). Processes of decolonization. Battiste, M. (Ed.) Reclaiming Indigenous Voice and Vision. Vancouver: UBC Press. 150-160.

Monture-Angus, P. (1999). Journeying forward: dreaming First Nations independence. Halifax: Fernwood Publishing.

Penn, W. (Ed.).(1997). As we are now: Mixblood essays on race and identity. Berkeley: University of California Press.

York, G. (1990). The Dispossessed: Life and death in Native Canada. Toronto: McArthur & Company.

Blaut, J. (1993). The colonizer’s model of the world. New York: Guilford.

Fanon, F. (1963). The wretched of the Earth. New York: Grove Press.

Freire, P. (1998). Pedagogy of Freedom: Ethics, democracy and civic courage. Oxford: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

Freire, P. (1970). Pedagogy of the oppressed. NY: The Continuum Publishing Corporation.

Hughes, D. & Kallen, E. (1974). The Anatomy of racism: Canadian dimension. Montreal: Harvest House.

Memmi, A. (1965). The colonizer and the colonized. Boston: Beacon Press.

Midgley, J. (1998). Colonialism and welfare: A post-colonial commentary. Journal of Progressive Human Services. Vol 9(2), 1992. 31-50.

Pillai, P. (1996). Feminism and the problem of epistemic displacement: Reconstructing Indigenous theories. Kibbey, A., et al. (Eds.) (1996) On your left: The new historical materialism. NY: New York University Press. 206-247.

Ponting, J. (Ed.) (1986). Arduous journey – Canadian Indians and decolonization. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart Inc.

Puxley, P. (1977). The colonial experience. Watkins, M. (Ed.) Dene Nation: The colony within. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. 103-119.

Constructions of Aboriginal People

Bataille, G.M. (Ed.). (2001). Native American representations: First encounters distorted images and literary appropriations. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press.

Francis, D. (1992). The imaginary Indian: The image of the Indian in Canadian culture. Vancouver: Arsenal Pulp Press.

Mihesuah, D. (Ed.). (1998). Native and academics: Researching and writing about American Indians. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press.


Barman, J., Hebert, Y. & McCaskill, D. (1987). The challenge of Indian education in Canada. Vancouver: UBC Press.

Battiste, M. (Ed.) (2000). Reclaiming indigenous voice and vision. BC: UBC Press.

Battiste, M. (1998). Enabling the autumn seed: towards a decolonized approach to aboriginal knowledge, language, and education. Canadian Journal of Native Education, Vol. 22(1). 16-27.

Brant Castellano, M., Davis, L. & Lahache L. (Eds.).(2000). Aboriginal education: Fulfilling the promise. Vancouver: UBC Press.

Colorado, P. (1988). Bridging Western and Native Science. Convergence XXI(2/3). 49-68

Dei, G. (1999) Rethinking the role of indigenous knowledges in the academy. The International Journal of Inclusive Education, Vol 3, 134-147.

Ermine, W. (1995). Aboriginal Epistemology. M. Battiste & J. Barman (Eds.), First Nations education in Canada: The circle unfolds. 101-112. Vancouver: UBC Press.

Grande, S. (2000). American Indian Identity and Intellectualism: The quest for a new red pedagogy. Qualitative Studies in Education, Vol. 13(4). 343-359.

Graveline, F. Jean. (1998). Circle works: transforming eurocentric consciousness. Halifax: Fernwood Publishing.

Hamilton, A.C. & Sinclair, C. (1991). Aboriginal concepts of justice. Vol. 1: Report of the Aboriginal justice inquiry of Manitoba: The justice system and Aboriginal people. Winnipeg: Queen’s Printer.

Hanohano, P. (1999). The spiritual imperative of native epistemology: Restoring harmony and balance to education. Canadian Journal of Native Education, Vol. 23(2). 207-219.

Henderson, J. (Sakej). (2000). Ayukpachi: Empowering aboriginal thought. Battiste, M. (Ed.). Reclaiming Indigenous voice and vision. Vancouver: UBC Press. 248-278.

Little Bear, L. (2000). Jagged Wordviews Colliding. Battiste, M. (Ed.) Reclaiming Indigenous Voice and Vision. Vancouver: UBC Press. 77-85.

Warrior, R. (1995). Tribal secrets: Recovering American Indian intellectual traditions. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.


Kulchyski, P., McCaskill, D. & Newhouse, B. (Eds.) (1999). In the words of the Elders: Aboriginal cultures in transition. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.

Red Horse, J. (1980). American Indian Elders: Unifiers of Indian families. Social Casework: The Journal of Contemporary Social Work, October, 1980. 490-493.


Gilchrist, L. (1997). Aboriginal communities and social science research: voyeurism in transition. Native Social Work Journal 1(1). May 1997. 69-85.

Smith, L. (1999). Decolonizing methodologies: Research and Indigenous peoples. New York: St. Martin’s Press.

Residential Schools

Adams, D. (1995). Education for Extinction: American Indians and the boarding school experiences, 1875-1928. Kansas: University Press of Kansas.

Assembly of First Nations. (1994). Breaking the silence: An interpretive study of residential school impact and healing as illustrated by the stories of First Nation individuals. Ottawa: Author.

Chrisjohn, R. and Young, S. (1997). The circle game: Shadows and substance in the Indian residential school experience in Canada. Penticton: Theytus Books, Ltd.

Funk, J. (1993). Une Main Criminelle: L’Ecole St. Henri – The Delmas Boarding School. L. Jaine, (Ed.). Residential Schools: The stolen years. 69-90. Saskatoon: University Extension Press.

Haig-Brown, C. (1988). Resistance and renewal: Surviving the Indian residential school. Vancouver: Tillicum Press.

Herman, J. (1992). Trauma and Recovery: The aftermath of violence – from domestic abuse to political terror. New York: BasicBooks.

Jaine, L. (Ed.). Residential Schools: The stolen years. Saskatoon: University Extension Press.

Miller, J.R. (1996). Shingwauk’s Vision: A history of Native residential schools. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.

Milloy, J.S. (1999). A national crime: The Canadian government and the residential school system, 1879-1986. Winnipeg: The University of Manitoba Press.

Marceau-Kozicki, S. (1993). Onion Lake Indian Residential Schools, 1892-1943. Unpublished thesis (MA), University of Saskatchewan.

Patterson II, E.P. (1987). Native Peoples and Social Policy. In S.A. Yelaja (Ed.), Canadian Social Policy. (Rev. ed.). 175-194. Waterloo: Wilfred Laurier University Press.