Medicine Wheel Journey: An Autobiographical Approach to Developing an Indigenous-centered Helping Framework

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dc.contributor.author Majore, Delbert
dc.date.accessioned 2013-12-13T23:49:34Z
dc.date.available 2013-12-13T23:49:34Z
dc.date.copyright 2013 en_US
dc.date.issued 2013-12-13
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1828/5082
dc.description.abstract Colonization has always and continues as a destructive influence upon Indigenous people and communities. Medicine Wheel Journey (MWJ) will be my contribution to the healing from colonization of Indigenous peoples. The literature and my work in Indigenous mental health counselling has led me to the conclusion that people essentially want to strengthen themselves and this can often be accomplished by finding their voice and sharing their story. I believe in order to support any person in finding their voice, I had to first find my own. My purpose throughout this research was to identify MWJ as the process of establishing an Indigenous-centered helping framework for mental health counselling with Indigenous peoples. My ancestors became a source of inspiration to tell my story. Essentially, MWJ has helped move me forward by looking at my past. I can now say confidently that I know my history and culture. I have experienced what Dei and Asgharzadeh (2001) describe as a ‘social and political correction’ (p. 298). This thesis describes a method by which members of Indigenous communities can research, write, and share their life stories in order to arrive at Indigenous-centered helping frameworks. This MWJ framework may be applied by Indigenous mental health practitioners as self-care for their own personal development. The main intent of MWJ is to support the help and healing of the Indigenous people and communities they serve. Medicine Wheel Journey as an Indigenous-centered helping framework has allowed me to say I am Métis and this is my story. en_US
dc.language English eng
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Indigenous-centred en_US
dc.subject Social Work en_US
dc.subject Indigenous Social Work en_US
dc.subject Aboriginal en_US
dc.subject Metis en_US
dc.subject Decolonization en_US
dc.subject Mental Health en_US
dc.subject Autobiography en_US
dc.title Medicine Wheel Journey: An Autobiographical Approach to Developing an Indigenous-centered Helping Framework en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.contributor.supervisor Carriere, Jeannine
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.rights.temp Available to the World Wide Web en_US
dc.description.scholarlevel Graduate en_US
dc.description.proquestcode 0452 en_US
dc.description.proquestcode 0740 en_US
dc.description.proquestcode 0347 en_US

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