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: http://www.journal.mai.ac.nz/content/takitoru-parallel-partnership