An Aboriginal Worldview of Helping: Empowering Approaches

  • Anne Poonwassie CED Prairie Region Centre for Focusing, Manitoba
  • Ann Charter University of Manitoba

Abstract

Euro-Canadian interventions have not successfully addressed the socio-economic problems experienced in Aboriginal communities as a result of years of colonization. Leading up to the new millennium, cultural forces have started to shift, and Euro-Canadian counsellors, therapists, and other helpers began to respond more effectively to the needs of Aboriginal peoples. A number of Aboriginal groups and communities took leadership by developing their own holistic approaches to healing/wellness, based on their worldviews. A reflection on this process with an awareness of Aboriginal worldviews and cultural imperatives offers possible approaches which facilitate empowerment in working with Aboriginal communities and Aboriginal clients.
Published
2007-01-30
How to Cite
Poonwassie, A., & Charter, A. (2007). An Aboriginal Worldview of Helping: Empowering Approaches. Canadian Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy, 35(1). Retrieved from https://cjc-rcc.ucalgary.ca/article/view/58663
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