Leona Makokis

Leona Makokis is an Elder and member of the Kehewin Cree Nation and has dedicated her life to supporting the growth of programming that balances iyiniw language and worldview with contemporary experiences. Dr. Makokis is a former president of the University nuhelot’įne thaiyots’į nistameyimâkanak Blue Quills.

  • ohpikinâwasowin / Growing a Child

    Implementing Indigenous Ways of Knowing with Indigenous Families

    Edited by Leona Makokis, Ralph Bodor, Avery Calhoun and Stephanie Tyler     September 2020

    Western theory and practice is over represented in the child welfare services for Indigenous peoples, not the other way around. Contributors to this edited collection subvert the long-held, colonial relationship between iyiniw (Cree or nēhiyaw) peoples and the systems of child welfare in Canada.

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