In this, the last Voices from the North interview of 2009, Robyn Corrigan shares her wealth of experience with the social issues affecting Maori and other indigenous groups around the world who’ve felt disenfranchised since the advent of colonialism. She gives examples of positive things (such as role models and story sharing) that can and are improving the lives of many people today. But she acknowledges there is still much work to be done and the results are not instantaneous. It took centuries to get to where we are today. It would be unrealistic to expect to see all the wrongs righted in a few short years.
The inaugural world indigenous social work conference took place in Hawaii in 2007. Aotearoa (New Zealand) is due to host the next conference in 2011. The 20th Asia Pacific Social Work Conference took place in Auckland in November, 2009.
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