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Healing and Wellness Counsellor [Native Education and Training College, NETC]

Native Education and Training College

“Community Healing & Wellness Counsellors use their skills to assist individuals to identify, understand, and overcome personal problems or achieve personal objectives. In qualifying for a rewarding future as a counselor, the student will have the opportunity to learn from the theory how people think about problems, how to modify their behavior, and how to change their attitudes or their ways of experiencing life.”

First Nations Communities at Risk and in Crisis: Justice and Security [Wanda D. McCaslin and Yvonne Boyer]

Journal of Aboriginal Health
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“This paper argues that colonialism is far too often overlooked or dismissed in designing security and justice remedies in First Nation communities.”

Challenging the Deficit Paradigm: Grounds for Optimism Among First Nations in Canada [Canadian Journal of Native Studies, CJNS]

Canadian Journal of Native Studies (CJNS)
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"In contrast to the deficit paradigm's view of First Nations as victims beset with numerous problems e focus on positive developments for First Nations in Canada since the 1969 White paper. Four areas are examined: self-government, organizational capacity, structures of opportunity, and resistance to oppression. A profound transformation of the First Nation sociological landscape is observed as First Nation interests have become vested in the Canadian state, marginalization has diminished substantially, and structures of opportunity have opened."

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by Dr. Radut