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Turning a new page: cultural safety, critical creative literary interventions, truth and reconciliation, and the crisis of child welfare

June 2017

Turning a new page: cultural safety, critical creative literary interventions, truth and reconciliation, and the crisis of child welfare
Turning a new page:
cultural safety, critical creative literary
interventions, truth and reconciliation,
and the crisis of child welfare

Central to the article Turning a new page: cultural safety, critical creative literary interventions, truth and reconciliation, and the crisis of child welfare, authored by Drs. de Leeuw and Greenwood, is that when paired with cultural safety, the arts and creative expressions may offer up solutions for decolonizing the child welfare system. de Leeuw and Greenwood advocate that ‘literary immersion’, or opportunities to read Indigenous literary arts and creative writings, has the potential to disrupt colonial discourses, catalyze “cross-cultural cross-generational understandings,” and encourage greater cultural safety for Indigenous children and families within the child welfare system.

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