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dc.contributor.authorCoates, John
dc.contributor.authorGray, Mel
dc.contributor.authorHetherington, Tiani
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T15:54:42Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T15:54:42Z
dc.date.issued2006
dc.date.modified2014-05-22T22:16:03Z
dc.identifier.issn00453102
dc.identifier.doi10.1093/bjsw/bcl005
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/59214
dc.description.abstractDespite holding significant roles in providing social services to First Nations or indigenous communities, social work has been reluctant to accept indigenous perspectives and traditional forms of helping and healing. Most often, social workers have operated within the dominant paradigms that, despite efforts to the contrary, have primarily imposed Western social work beliefs and practices which have been unable to effectively accommodate diversity. This paper argues that the recent attention to the importance of the environment and spirituality, and the paradigmatic shift that such issues require, has created a welcoming space for indigenous voices. Such acceptance has opened the opportunity for the profession to benefit not only from a genuine exchange among cultures, but also from a re-thinking of the foundational beliefs of the social work profession.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherOxford University Press
dc.publisher.placeOxford, United Kingdom
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom381
dc.relation.ispartofpageto389
dc.relation.ispartofissue3
dc.relation.ispartofjournalBritish Journal of Social Work
dc.relation.ispartofvolume36
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSocial Work not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSocial Work
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSociology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPsychology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode160799
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1607
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1608
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1701
dc.titleAn ‘Ecospiritual’ Perspective: Finally, a Place for Indigenous Approaches
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorHetherington, Tiani


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