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Dec 03, 2021
They say it’s time to “take back our services and make them our own”
Indigenous social work students are calling for more Indigenous representation in the field to provide informed and culturally-sensitive care to Indigenous youth and families.
Leurette Labobe and Bridgette Moulton, students at St. Thomas University’s Mi’kmaq/Maliseet Bachelor of Social Work (MMBSW) program, say they went into social work to make a difference in the lives of Indigenous youth and families.
But they say the acts and standards they work within aren’t made with Indigenous traditions, culture and healing in mind.