Monday, November 24, 2008


HOWKA BROTHERS AND SISTERS, This is a downloadable document/ handbook , that may provide some help/ insight for some of our tribal members. While it is not california Indian based it is still a good document that discusses the interaction between tribal members and non tribal [eoples in social work.

A handbook on social work practice with Native American families, developed for use by students in undergraduate social work programs and by social service practitioners who work with Native American people, is divided into four sections. The first section contains four articles, written by Joseph A. Dudley (Methodist minister and Yankton Sioux) and David Mathieu (Assistant Professor of American Indian Studies, Dakota Wesleyan University), which focus on culture, alcoholism, aging, and community-agency relationships. The second section gives six brief case illustrations depicting incidents in the daily experience of social work practitioners in agencies serving Native American communities. The case illustrations describe situations of interaction between Indian people and social workers, then give discussion questions and a conclusion which clarifies the cultural influences shaping the situation. The third section provides an annnotated bibliography of 21 books and articles helpful in social work teaching and curriculum planning for practice with Native American people, and lists 4 sources of case studies. The fourth section lists tribal headquarters in South Dakota, including those of the Cheyenne River Sioux, Crow Creek Sioux, Flandreau Santee Sioux, Lower Brule Sioux, Oglala Sioux, Rosebud Sioux, Sisseton-Wahpeton Sioux, Standing Rock Sioux, and Yankton Sioux Tribes. (MH)

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