SWP 435 Aboriginal Approaches to Social Work

The course introduces students to issues confronted by contemporary Aboriginal peoples in Canada. Aboriginal perspectives on the origins of these issues and their resolution will be examined in the context of aboriginal self-determination. Students will examine the importance of world views, identity, and values of Aboriginal peoples and themselves in the provision of services. Aboriginal perspectives on the role of “helper”, “healer”, and “ally” will be addressed. Lect: 3 hrs. Prerequisites: SWP 130 and SWP 131 Course Weight: 1.00 Billing Units: 1

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