Indigenous Research: Theories, Practices, and Relationships is a 2018 contribution to academic understanding of Indigenous specifically Ojibwe/Anishinaabeg research methods. In this volume edited by Deborah McGregor, Jean-Paul Restoule, and Rochelle Johnston is a collection of 17 chapters thought-provoking devoted to exploring how different scholars approach research from a basis of respect, responsibility, reciprocity, and relevance which are tied together by relationships.
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.
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.
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.
Research as Resistance: Critical, Indigenous, and Anti-Oppressive Approaches offers ten papers on the topic of research methodology using a less oppressive approach. This volume edited by two social work professors explores alternative research in social science as practiced in Canada.
Aboriginal Voices and the Politics of Representation in Canadian Introductory Sociology Textbooks by John Steckley examines the content of Canadian sociology textbooks and the overwhelming lack of coverage of Aboriginal Peoples and issues in these Canadian introductory courses. He examines three major areas: Oka, the Potlatch, and Inuit Elder suicide. By examining 77 textbooks the author has devised conclusions about the failure of Canadian textbooks to properly include Aboriginal voices into the content.
The Indigenous Experience: Global Perspectives is a focused collection of 21 essays that tackles the subjects of racism, colonialism, and the ongoing struggle of Indigenous Peoples around the world for sovereignty and justice. The text is organized around four main themes: Colonization and Indigenous Peoples; Colonialism, Genocide, and the Problem of Intention; Social Constructs of Colonialism; and The Indigenous Struggle and the Politics of Indigeneity.
The Insanity of Alcohol illuminates alcohol abuse and other social problems confronting First Nations communities in Canada. The authors draw on more than fifteen years of studies, interviews, and test situations conducted on and off reserves. They identify issues, analyse their implications, and frame the context within which solutions may be identified and implemented. The goal is to increase our understanding of the diverse and complex nature of issues that have far too long been misunderstood.