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Challenges facing Indigenous people in Canada: possible new directions

A/ Professor Dave Sangha , Professor Anita Lynn Vaillancourt

First Nations/Indigenous people have been and continue to be subjected to various and evolving forms of colonisation in Canadian society. They have experienced social, economic, and political exclusion and marginalisation from various arenas of decision-making resulting in increasingly poor health, income, educational, employment and social outcomes. Adopted as mechanisms to reclaim autonomy through self-governance, political activism and cultural reclaiming have been instrumental in supporting Indigenous people and their allies to challenge existing oppressive structures and to foster new paradigms for future growth and development. 

International Conference on Community Empowerment,
Coping, Resilience and Hope
14-16 December 2014, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
Visit BISBP at: www.strengthsbasedpractice.com.au

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A/ Professor Dave Sangha

Dave Sangha is an Assistant Professor of Social Work at the University of Northern British Columbia. His research interests include human rights, antiracism, Canadian social policy and northern and remote social work practice. Before entering academia, Dave worked with the Ontario Race Relations Directorate, the Systemic Investigations Unit of the Ontario Human Rights Commission and the Diversity Unit of the Ontario Ministry of Education. He has also worked for many years with community organisations involved in promoting multiculturalism and antiracism.

Professor Anita Lynn Vaillancourt

Anita Vaillancourt (BSW/H, MSW) is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Northern British Columbia and is currently an instructor and pursuing PhD studies in Social Work at the University of Toronto. Anita has taught and conducted research as an Assistant Professor (term) in the Social Work program at the University of Northern British Columbia in the areas of welfare reform, women’s addictions, family violence, critical pedagogy and child welfare.

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