Meet authors Raven Sinclair, Banakonda Kennedy-Kish (Bell) and Ben Carniol at this launch of Case Critical.
This latest edition of Case Critical applies decolonized, critical analysis to highlight what is often hidden from view for most Canadians: the personal trauma and communal devastation inflicted on Indigenous people by past and present colonialism and the ways in which neoliberal tax cuts, austerity, and privatization create more inequality, homelessness, and despair among both Indigenous and non-Indigenous people. Social service providers, the authors argue, should become social activists, working in solidarity with progressive grassroots social movements in order to de-legitimatize colonial and neoliberal policies.
“Reconciliation means not saying sorry twice. Social work needs to go beyond acknowledging past harms to address current inequities and discrimination. As a collaboration between Indigenous and non-Indigenous educators, Case Critical represents the very best of social work theory and practice: introspec- tive, meaningfully inclusive, justice-oriented, and transformative. This book is essential reading not only for social workers, but for anyone concerned with systemic change, ethical work with Indigenous peoples, and social transformation.” Cindy Blackstock, Executive Director, First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada, and Professor at McGill University