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Biigiiweyan (“Coming Home”): Social Work and Health Care with Indigenous Peoples from Competency to Safety

  title={Biigiiweyan (“Coming Home”): Social Work and Health Care with Indigenous Peoples from Competency to Safety},
  author={Cyndy Baskin and C Brad Hare and Cindy Peltier and Sean C. Lougheed and P Chabbert and Catherine Boudreau and Brenda Bruner and Lois K Moir},
Cultural competency reproduces simplistic assumptions about Indigenous Peoples that are reminiscent of imperialism (Pon, 2009), directing service providers to become more sensitive to so called “norms”, “practices” and “behaviours” (Baskin, 2016). This freezes culture, ignores diverse languages and histories as well as the places and contexts that animate the realities of Indigenous Peoples. The result is limited understanding of the systemic and structural challenges and the skills needed by… 
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