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Soup Days and Decolonization

Indigenous Pathways to Anti-Oppressive Practice

From: Doing 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

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.