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Walking Together

The Future of Indigenous Child Welfare on the Prairies

edited by Jason Albert, Dorothy Badry, Don Fuchs, Peter W. Choate, Marlyn Bennett & H. Monty Montgomery

University of Regina Press
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Sep 2022
Social Work, Indigenous Studies
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Indigenous and non-Indigenous scholars forward child welfare issues currently impacting Indigenous children in Canada.

Walking Together is the seventh title in the Voices of the Prairies series. Developed by the Prairie Child Welfare Consortium, this edited collection brings together accomplished Indigenous and non-Indigenous scholars from the prairie provinces to forward critical research about a range of contemporary child welfare issues currently impacting Indigenous children in Canada.

Centering Indigenous knowledge and working to decolonize child welfare, contributors address the over-representation of Indigenous children in the child welfare system, the un-met recommendations of the TRC, the connections between colonialism and fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, the impact of Bill C-92, and more.

Contributors include: Jason Albert, Dorothy Badry, Cindy Blackstock, Elder Mae Louise Campbell, Peter Choate, Linda Dano-Chartrand, Michael Doyle, Koren Lightning Earle, Arlene Eaton Erickson, Yahya El-Lahib, Hadley Friedland, Don Fuchs, Del Graff, Jennifer Hedges, Bernadette Iahtail, Jennifer King, Brittany Mathews, Eveline Milliken, Kelly Provost—Ekkinnasoyii (Sparks in a Fire), Christina Tortorelli, Gabrielle Lindstrom Tsapinaki, Susannah Walker, and Robyn Williams

About the authors

Dr. Jason Albert is from Sweetgrass First Nation & Muskeg Lake Cree Nation in Saskatchewan. His research interest is in Indigenous Social Work Administration, Leadership and Management. He is currently the Program Chair & Associate Professor in the School of Indigenous Social Work at First Nations University of Canada

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Dorothy Badry is a professor in the Faculty of Social Work, University of Calgary and is deeply committed to supporting concerns related to Indigenous child welfare in Canada and to promoting Indigenous scholarship and partnerships in advancing best practice for children and families.

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Dr. Don Fuchs is Professor and Dean Emeritus, Faculty of Social Work, University of Manitoba. He has conducted groundbreaking research and published extensively in the areas of child welfare and children in care with disabilities.

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Peter Choate is a professor of social work at Mount Royal University. His areas of work focus upon child intervention matters.

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Marlyn Bennett is a member of the Sandy Bay Ojibway First Nation and an assistant professor in the Faculty of Social Work (Indigenous Knowledge Program) at the University of Manitoba.

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H. Monty Montgomery is cis-gender male of Irish-Canadian and Mi’kmaq ancestry whose academic career includes appointments in the field of Social Work in Saskatchewan (University of Regina) and British Colombia (University of Victoria, University of British Colombia). His extensive professional experience spans child welfare practice and social welfare policy development for Indigenous and Provincial governments and the planning, development and administration of First Nations Social Development, Post-Secondary Education and Child Welfare programs.

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Editorial Reviews

“A great contribution for all of us who conduct research, teach, and work directly in the field of Indigenous child welfare practice.” —Jeannine Carrière, author of Calling Our Families Home: Métis Peoples’ Experiences with Child Welfare

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