SK665 (3) - Relational Accountability: Transforming Social Work with
Indigenous Peoples Spring 2022
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Date: Aug 31, 2021
Location: Kitchener, CA
Company: Wilfrid Laurier University
Faculty/Academic Area: Faculty of Social Work
Department : N/A
Employee Group: WLUFA
Requisition ID: 2426
Position Title: SK665 (3): Relational Accountability: Transforming
Social Work with Indigenous Peoples
Term: Spring 2022 (May 2 - Jul. 8)
Days/Times: Fridays, 8:30 am – 12:20 pm REMOTE
Hours per week/Hours Total: 4 per week/36 total
Anticipated Class Size: 22-25
Additional Course Requirements: None
Posted on: August 30, 2021
Posting ends: September 14, 2021
Relational Accountability is a course that asks you to wholistically reflect
on the values and practices you envision carrying as a social worker, and how
they can inform a transformed relationship with Indigenous Peoples. Social
work is culturally, politically, and economically intertwined with colonial
systems that historically and presently dispossess Indigenous Peoples from
their children, elders, culture and land relations. This positioning continues
to frame social work theories and practices, and in light of the Truth and
Reconciliation Calls to Action it is important to reflect on professional
assumptions and values that may harm Indigenous peoples. While you will come
into relation with Indigenous worldviews and values, this course neither
engages Indigenous cultural practices (e.g., ceremonies) nor is focused on
dominant narratives of social issues impacting Indigenous peoples in the wake
of colonialism. Rather, you will be asked to reflect on your unique ancestral
position in these relations and with the land, with an emphasis on your
responsibility to be active in the relational transformation of ourselves and
Qualifications – Required: Master's Degree
Qualifications – Discipline: Social Work or related
Qualifications - Other: PhD Degree an asset.
Eligibility for appointment to the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral
Studies is required to teach graduate courses.
Preference will be given to First Nations, Métis, and Inuit (FNMI) people
who are able to clearly articulate their contextual Indigeneity, and their
pedagogy for mobilizing FNMI knowledge.
Application Deadline: September 14, 2021
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highest degree prior to being awarded a contract. It is highly recommended
that applicants include this verification with their application.
Applications may be addressed to:
Dr. Cheryl-Anne Cait, PTAC Chair
c/o Tanya Diriye
Faculty of Social Work
Wilfrid Laurier University
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