Thursday, July 16, 2009

Information Session

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Information Session on
Tuesday, July 28, 2009 @ 10:00 a.m. on the
3rd Floor of the University of Sudbury Room 365

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School of Native Human Services
Laurentian University/University of Sudbury, 3rd Floor, Room 354
935 Ramsey Lake Road
Sudbury, Ontario, P3E 2C6
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Monday, July 13, 2009

Paper: Holistic Arts-Based Group Methods with Aboriginal Women

Kia ora/Aanii, Kwekwe

This paper highlights appropriate methods and facilitative approaches when doing spiritual/healing work with Indigenous peoples in this case Aboriginal women. The authors Debra, Diana and Sheila share their learning, Aboriginal research methods and spiritual/healing insights from the research they carried out with a small group of Aboriginal women in Sudbury. It is an honour to share their research paper. Taima

Holistic Arts-Based Group Methods with Aboriginal Women by Debra Recollet, Diana Coholic & Sheila Cote-Meek.


The co-authors discuss their experiences of developing and facilitating an eight-week holistic arts-based group for a small group of Aboriginal women. The literature in spirituality and social work includes some written work that examines the convergences between Aboriginal cultural/spiritual perspectives and spirituality and social work but this could be expanded on. To this end, we describe the use of holistic arts-based methods with Aboriginal women, provide a brief description of the group, and explore how spirituality was evident in the arts-based and experiential methods. We also discuss some of the issues that arose in the process of establishing and facilitating the group including challenges related to group composition; the relevance of process; and attrition from the group.

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