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date: 24 March 2023

Indigenous Peopleslocked

Indigenous Peopleslocked

  • Andrea TamburroAndrea TamburroIndiana University South Bend
  •  and Paul-Rene TamburroPaul-Rene TamburroIndiana University System


Macro social work practice with Indigenous people requires additional knowledge and advanced skill development. It is essential to learn about the diversity and complexity of Indian Country and Indigenous worldviews. Combining community development skills with cultural humility and an understanding of technological developments, land rights issues, globalization, multiracial race relations, and multigenerational trauma can lead to effective practice with Indigenous people and communities. In all social work practice, the importance of tradition, consultation, consensus, and noninterference are essential to the development of organizations, advocacy, and community planning. As social work is an evidence-based profession, seeking information from the community and literature by Indigenous authors can support the work in administration and organizations, community, and policy practice.


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