Opihkinâwasowin/Growing a Child  


Opihkinâwasowin/Growing a Child
Fernwood Publishing | August 3, 2020 | 224 pages
ISBN: 9781773632278

Western theory and practice are over-represented in child welfare services for Indigenous peoples, not the other way around. Contributors to this collection invert the long-held, colonial relationship between Indigenous peoples and systems of child welfare in Canada. By understanding the problem as the prevalence of the Western universe in child welfare services rather than Indigenous peoples, efforts to understand and support Indigenous children and families are fundamentally transformed.