Indigenous Voices in Social Work: Not Lost
in Translation. This inaugural conference will focus on
the intersection of social work and indigenous peoples and
will be held June 4-7, 2007 at the Makaha
Resort on the Waianae Coast of Oahu.
This conference is designed to bring together diverse people
committed to indigenous practice and research. By combining
ancient wisdom and new paradigms we will journey together
on a road steeped in life affirming culture and rich in healing
practices. For years native peoples have been told what is
best and what is most important. The answers, however, do
not lie without but instead lie within our people. May our
voices be heard as we shape and influence the course of social
work education and social work practice.