How one becomes what one is: transformative journeys to allyship

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dc.contributor.author Knudsgaard, Harald Bart
dc.date.accessioned 2020-01-09T19:45:11Z
dc.date.copyright 2019 en_US
dc.date.issued 2020-01-09
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1828/11480
dc.description.abstract This thesis explores the phenomenon of Indigenous/non-Indigenous allyship. In this thesis, Indigenous child welfare leaders were interviewed regarding their perspectives on allyship and were asked to identify non-Indigenous leaders whom they consider allies. Through a storytelling methodology, these non-Indigenous leaders were interviewed regarding their journeys to allyship. As the researcher I employed thematic analysis of the interviews conducted to determine if there are patterns that suggest a process through which a non-Indigenous person becomes an ally. Analysis of the literature and the interviews conducted suggest critical processes that non-Indigenous leaders have undergone, and comprise a series of steps, in the journey to allyship. The research questions addressed in this thesis are: (1) Are there process patterns or themes that emerge with the phenomenon of allyship? (2) Is there a framework that can be identified that can inform a settler leader’s journey to becoming an ally? The research findings suggest that there are essential process patterns that emerge with the phenomenon of allyship. Further, the findings suggest there is danger in suggesting a sequential or linear process for this journey of head, heart and spirit. en_US
dc.language English eng
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights Available to the World Wide Web en_US
dc.subject Ally en_US
dc.subject Allyship en_US
dc.subject Settler Ally en_US
dc.subject Non-Indigenous Ally en_US
dc.subject Indigenous Settler Relationship en_US
dc.subject Indigenous Child Welfare en_US
dc.subject Delegated Aboriginal Agency en_US
dc.subject Settler Social Worker en_US
dc.subject Indigenous Settler Partnership en_US
dc.subject Unsettling en_US
dc.subject Unbecoming en_US
dc.subject Reconciliation en_US
dc.subject Decolonizing en_US
dc.title How one becomes what one is: transformative journeys to allyship en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.contributor.supervisor Thomas, Qwul'sih'yah'maht Robina Anne
dc.degree.department School of Social Work en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Social Work M.S.W. en_US
dc.description.scholarlevel Graduate en_US
dc.description.embargo 2020-12-19

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