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2012 03-06 cindy baskin guest speaker poster

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2012 03-06 cindy baskin guest speaker poster

  1. 1. The Indigenous Education Network Presents: Aboriginal World Views in the Helping ProfessionsWho: Dr. Cindy Baskin, Professor, School of Social Work, Ryerson UniversityWhere: 252 Bloor St. W., Toronto, ON, OISE Room 5260When: Monday, March 26 from 10: a.m. to 12:00 p.m.Abstract: This presentation will centre Aboriginal world views and ways ofknowing and seeing the world as they apply to those who do the work of"helping." Dominant Eurocentric world views in the helping professions andrelationships of colonization will be challenged while principles such asinterconnectedness, wholeness and reciprocity will be explored.Bio: Cyndy Baskin, PhD, is of Mi’kmaq and Celtic descent, originally from NB,who has been living in Toronto for many years. Her clan is the fish and herspirit name translates as something like “The Woman Who Passes On TheTeachings.” She is currently an Associate Professor in the School of SocialWork at Ryerson University in Toronto, Ontario. Her teaching and researchinterests involve working with Aboriginal communities - especially on howAboriginal world views can inform social work education, spirituality in socialwork practice, anti-racist inclusive schooling, post-colonial theories andpractices, healing justice and decolonizing research methodologies. She is alsoa prolific writer with her latest book, entitled Strong helpers’ teachings: Thevalue of Indigenous knowledges in the helping professions, published in thefall of 2011. Cyndy is the Chair of Ryerson University’s Aboriginal EducationCouncil, the Chair of Ryerson University’s School of Social Work AboriginalAdvisory Committee and the Chair of the Toronto District School Board’sAboriginal Community Education Council.Facebook: Indigenous Education NetworkTwitter: @IENatOISE @SuzanneLStewartSlideShare: www.slideshare.net/IENatOISE

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