Brandon U offers new Indigenous-focused social justice program

September 18, 2013

A new honours undergraduate program in social justice at Brandon University is likely the first in North America to combine Indigenous healing practices and traditional knowledge with clinical counseling skills. The Clinical Specialization in Native Studies will provide students with insight into the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual dimensions of Indigenous culture, while developing their counseling skills. Brandon U President Deborah Poff noted that graduates will have strong employment prospects in Indigenous and non-Indigenous agencies, organizations, and communities, especially in rural and northern areas. The first cohort began classes in early September. Brandon U News Release