Indigenous Social Work Administration: A Qualitative Study

  • Jason Albert First Nations University of Canada
  • Susannah Walker First Nation University of Canada
Keywords: Indigenous knowledge; Indigenous perspective; Indigenous Social Work Education


This qualitative study, working from an Indigenous perspective, sought to determine the content and pedagogical process of teaching Indigenous social work administration. An Indigenous philosophical and methodological approach framed a participatory action research approach to the topic; Indigenous leaders, managers, and academics in Canada were interviewed, along with a focus group of Indigenous academics to determine what content and pedagogical approach needs to be included when teaching Indigenous social work administration.


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