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Indigenous Field of Study

As a student in the Master of Social Work Indigenous Field of Study, you will develop an understanding of the Indigenous wholistic healing approach and apply this knowledge within diverse and generalist practice contexts. This includes practices with individuals and groups, as well as in contexts where community work is undertaken and in policy and research areas.

A cultural camp will have you fully immersed in Indigenous wholistic healing practices. The cultural camp will be followed by courses that outline the history of colonial policies and the history of the importance of the community to Indigenous populations, enabling you to further immerse yourself in knowledge of Indigenous worldviews and experiences. Courses will encourage you to examine your own wholistic nature and how this impacts your own inherent capacity to engage other people’s lives while facilitating a healing journey. The practicum will be a key component in practicing what it takes to facilitate a healing journey.

Class Dates

On-campus class dates:

  • Fall 2017: Monday, Sept. 11 to Friday, Dec. 8
  • Reading Week: Oct. 9-13
  • Winter 2018: Wednesday, Jan. 3 to Tuesday, Apr. 3
  • Reading Week: Feb. 19-23
  • Spring 2018: Monday, April 16 to Monday, June 18

Online class dates:

  • Spring (sections OSA): Monday, May 7 to Monday, June 18
  • Spring (sections OSB): Monday, June 25 to Tuesday, Aug. 7