Document Type

Article

Publication Date

8-11-2019

Publication Title

Journal of Community Practice

Volume

27

Issue

3-4

Pages

279-295

Publisher Name

Taylor & Francis

Abstract

Oppressed communities have long used strategies of caring for and protecting each other to ensure their collective survival. We argue for ecosocial workers to critically interrogate how agency, history, and culture structure environmental problems and our responses to them, by developing a resilience-based framework, collective survival strategies (CSS). CSS consider power, culture and history and build upon the strengths of oppressed communities facing global environmental changes. We challenge the dominant narrative of climate change as a “new” problem and connect it to colonization. We discuss implications by examining a social work program explicitly built on Indigenous knowledges and anti-colonial practice.

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Author Posting © Taylor & Francis, 2019. This is the author's version of the work. It is posted here by permission of Taylor & Francis for personal use, not for redistribution. The definitive version was published in Journal of Community Practice, Volume 27, Issue 3-4, August 2019. http://doi.org/10.1080/10705422.2019.1652947

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