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

Monday, July 16, 2012

Article in MAI Journal

Kia ora all please find attached a link to a journal article posted in the MAI journal entitled "TAKITORU: FROM PARALLEL TO PARTNERSHIP: A ritual of engagement based on Te Tiriti o Waitangi for implementing safe cultural practice in Māori counselling and social science" by Rawiri (David) Waretini Karena, who is a tutor (faculty) teaching on the Te Whiuwhiu o te Hau Maori Counselling Degree program at Wintec (Waikato Institute of Technology), Hamilton, Aotearoa New Zealand. This article provides insight into practices and approaches of cultural safety practices in Maori counselling as well as highlights the creativity of faculty professors who are endeavouring to create models for best practice with Indigenous peoples. A good read, Taima It can be found under Mai Journal: 2012, Volume 1, Issue 1 at:

Monday, June 11, 2012


CONGRATULATIONS,to all the On Campus, Distance Education and Seven Generations Educational Institute Graduates!!! Receiving their degree in Native Human Services - Honours Bachelor of Social Work Class of 2011/2012!!!! From The School of Native Human Services Faculty and Staff