Dr. Jeannine Carriere is a Metis woman originally from the Red River area of Manitoba. Her educational background includes a PhD in Human Ecology Family Studies, an MSW a BSW and a BA in Sociology. She is an Associate Professor at the University Of Victoria School Of Social Work in the Indigenous Specialization. Her research interests include child and adoption and issues of identity, mental health, and Indigenous ways of knowing and knowledge transfer. Dr. Carriere has several publications in these research areas and serves on a number of volunteer committees related to Aboriginal child welfare. In 2008 she received the Adoption Activist award from the North American Council on Adoptable Children (NACAC).
"This is a timely book as many child welfare agencies are beginning
the journey of implementing an anti-oppressive framework into
practice. With several chapters by Indigenous scholars, the plight
of our children remains in the spotlight. An underlying message in
this book is that if the challenges for Indigenous child welfare
can be properly addressed, then those of all other marginalized
populations will follow."
"My students and I have found this text to be of particular importance because it has tremendous applicability to the field work and practicum experiences of Indigenous and non-Indigenous students who will one day work with Indigenous populations who are involved with the child welfare systems of this country."
"Using anti-racist and anti-oppressive frameworks as guides, this book provides several strategies that if implemented would address the systemic and structural problems that plague child welfare practice."