Wednesday, April 9, 2014

New book: Colonized Classrooms: Racism, Trauma and Resistance in Post-Secondary Education by Dr. Sheila Cote-Meek

Aanii, Kwekwe, Greetings

Hot off the press, Dr. Cote-Meek's new book: Colonized Classrooms: Racism, Trauma and Resistance in Post-Secondary Education is particularly relevant to Indigenous social work.

In Colonized Classrooms, Sheila Cote-Meek discusses how Aboriginal students confront narratives of colonial violence in the postsecondary classroom, while they are, at the same time, living and experiencing colonial violence on a daily basis. Basing her analysis on interviews with Aboriginal students, teachers and Elders, Cote-Meek deftly illustrates how colonization and its violence are not a distant experience, but one that is being negotiated every day in universities and colleges across Canada.


Setting the Context . Conceptualizing the Impact of the Colonial Encounter . Negotiating the Culture/Colonial Divide in the Postsecondary Classroom . Negotiating Race in the Postsecondary Classroom . Trauma in the Classroom . Resisting Ongoing Racism and Colonialism in the Postsecondary Classroom . Closing the Circle: The Possibilities for Transformational Pedagogy . References

About the Author

Sheila Cote-Meek is an Anishnaabe-Kwe from the Teme-Augama Anishnabai. She is Associate Vice President of Academic and Indigenous Programs as well as a professor in the School of Indigenous Relations at Laurentian University.

You can purchase this book online via Amazon or Indigo or Fernwood Publishing for $24.95 CDN.


Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Masters of Indigenous Relations MIR

School of Indigenous Relations, has extended the deadline for Master of Indigenous Relations applications to April 15, 2014

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Taking Admissions for September 2013!!! Contact Freda at 705-675-1151 extension 5082!!!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Monday, December 3, 2012

kia ora, greetings, Aanii Native Social Work Journal Volume 8 Indigenous Social Work Practices and Theories has been completed and is available online at LUL Zone Abstract of Journal: There are an increasing number of articles written by Indigenous and First Nations authors about their worldviews, cultures, research and ways of being and knowing in relation to Indigenous theories and pedagogies. As a result, their experiences, philosophies and approaches emphasize the increasing borders for understanding the importance, value and rightful place of Indigenous theories and pedagogies in research, teaching and practice. Additionally, non-Indigenous authors are also writing messages of encouragement and support for Indigenous theories and pedagogies and highlight ways for non-Indigenous practitioners/teachers to reframe a worldview that incorporates Indigenous worldviews in a “good and respectful way”.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Welcome-Partnership Cooridinator Appointment

greetings Lissa Lavallee has been appointed to the new Partnership Coordinator for the School of Native Human Services as of Monday July 16th. This is a new full-time grant funded position. Her main tasks will be coordinating with the Aboriginal Educational Institute Partners, brokering articulation agreements for the School and supporting the early developments of the proposed new Masters of Indigenous Relations program as well as other tasks. Lissa (who successfully completed her MSW from Wilfrid Laurier in 2011 and is a graduate of the HBSW Native Human Services program) has been working on part-time projects with the School since 2007. During her time here, she has maintained partnerships with SGEI and KTEI (supporting students through enrolment to graduation, coordination of hiring of sessionals), assisted with coordination of articulations, assisted with coordination of MOAs and has assisted the School with events and other developments necessary for the Schools functionalities. She is a conscientious and reliable worker as well as brings humour to all who work with her. Well done Lissa.... Taima Dr Taima Moeke-Pickering Director, School of Native Human Services, Laurentian University. Phone 705-675-1151 Ext 5083