Decolonizing social work entails many dimensions, which include identifying destructive beliefs and practices, reclaiming Indigenous beliefs and practices, and learning from successful decolonization efforts to improve social work practice with Indigenous and non-Indigenous populations (Gray, M., Coates, J., Yellow Bird, M., & Hetherington, T. (2013)). This guide to resources was created in collaboration with members of (Re)generation: Indigenous Social Welfare Caucus of the School of Social Welfare, UC Berkeley.
The Library of Congress Subject Headings below will find other books in the UC Berkeley catalog, or use them to search in World Cat to find books elsewhere.
Social work with indigenous peoples
Social service and race relations
Indians of North America -- Counseling of
Indians of North America -- Mental health services
Journal of Indigenous Research: Full Circle - Returning Native Research to the People
Decolonization - Indigeneity, Education & Society: Research engaged in the decolonization process, regardless of discipline or field.
First Peoples Child & Family Review : Interdisciplinary journal that honours the voices, perspectives and knowledges of First Peoples through research, critical analyses, community stories and art.
Journal of Indigenous Social Development: Formerly Journal of Indigenous voices in social work.
Indigenous Knowledge Portal: Literature reviews, reports, guides, films, booklets, studies, journal articles and presentations all related to Aboriginal children and families in Canada and other countries.
National Resource Center on Indigenous Aging: Empowering Native people to develop community based solutions to Native elder health and social issues.
Handbook of Critical and Indigenous Methodologies (online, UCB)
Cultura y Corazón A Decolonial Methodology for Community Engaged Research / Rosa D. Manzo, Lisceth Brazil-Cruz, Yvette G. Flores and Hector Rivera-Lopez. (online, ,UCB)
Decolonizing Methodologies: research and Indigenous peoples (online and print, multiple UCB libraries)
Research is Ceremony: Indigenous research methods (print, multiple UCB libraries)
Research for Indigenous Survival : indigenous research methodologies in the behavioral sciences (print, multiple UCB libraries)
For Indigenous Minds Only: a decolonization handbook (print, multiple UCB libraries)
Indigenous Statistics : a quantitative research methodology (online, UCB)
Indigenous scholar and librarian, Lorisia MacLeod at NorQuest College Library (Edmonton, Alberta), developed the following guidelines for formal citation of Indigenous knowledge in a variety of citation styles.
For help with Social Welfare Research, or comments/suggestions about this page: Susan Edwards, Social Welfare Librarian.
See also the great Native American Studies guide created by Melissa Stoner.