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Author Name:    HART, Michael Anthony.

Title:   Seeking Mino-Pimatisiwin : An Aboriginal Approach to Helping.

Publisher:    Fernwood Publishing, Halifax, 2005, ISBN:1552660737 

Seller ID:   104030

HART, Michael Anthony. Seeking Mino-Pimatisiwin : An Aboriginal Approach toHelping. Halifax: Fernwood Publishing, (2005). Pp. (8),9-128, 8vo, illustr ated white card covers with blue lettering to front cover and spine. "In myexperience, helping professions have not successfully addressed the needs of Aboriginal peoples. This is due to their limited attempts to incorporateAboriginal perspectives and practices of helping. In light of this concern , I was moved to write a book presenting one Aboriginal approach to helping. In part, I seek to stimulate our people todiscuss and critique this and other Aborigianl approaches to helping. I hope that, from these processes, we will carry these appraoches further and possibly develop new, more effective ones. I begin the book by establishing my frame of reference and by discussing the need for such an approach given the colonial context against which Aboriginal peoples continue to struggle. My personal and professional experiences and those of other Aboriginal helpers underlie the general helping practice. Exploring this general approach, I describe a practice often used by many Aboriginal helpers that directly reflects the approach: the sharing circle. The closing chapter outlines how this approach can be used to guide practice with individuals, families and groups in several contexts." - from rear. Very good. Due to its small size, shipping costs should be cheaper than quoted. 12.00


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