Tribal Sovereignty

Integrated Curriculum Guide for Social Work Practice With American Indians and Alaska Natives in Child Welfare

This guide provides a curricular framework based upon the Council on Social Work Education’s (CSWE) Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS; 2022), that focuses on knowledge, skills, values, and evidenced-based practices that social work students must apply when working with AIAN children and families.

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Eight principles and practices of Indigenous child welfare: An excerpt from Pathways in a Forest

The report highlights efforts by Indigenous families, communities, and Nations to revitalize Indigenous approaches to child welfare, develop comprehensive community-based supports, and fight for self-determination. It centers the voices of 64 caregivers who share their stories of fighting to keep their children out of government care.

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The Center for Regional and Tribal Welfare Studies: Systems Change Through a Relational Anishinaabe Worldview: NCWWI 1-page Summary

As the third paper in a series of three, this article presents a study on the Anishinaabe worldview perspectives of Center staff and allies related to systems change in child welfare. The authors conducted interviews to analyze processes of systems change and provide examples, and guidance at the tribal, county, and state levels.

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Onboarding

The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians worked with the QIC-WD to develop an onboarding program. This video highlights the experience of workers, supervisors, and leaders who speak to the importance of cultural understanding and implementing a process that introduces workers to all functions of the agency as well as the job.

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