Soup Days and Decolonization
Indigenous Pathways to Anti-Oppressive Practice
Drawing on Indigenous (Haudenosaunee or Iroquoian) knowledge and cultural practices, this chapter examines the need for anti-oppressive practices that address the multiple and compounded layers of trauma experienced by Indigenous peoples as a product of historical and ongoing colonization. It explores social work practices that the author and others have developed to assist Indigenous peoples in their everyday struggles for well-being and cultural survival.
Bonnie Freeman is Algonquin/Mohawk from the Six Nations of the Grand River Territory and is an assistant professor in Social Work at McMaster University.