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Stoking the embers of ancient fire: Counselling first nations adolescents within a narrative approach

International Journal of Narrative Therapy & Community Work
Issue 4 (2013)

Abstract: It is the thesis of the present paper that the oral tradition of Canadian First Nations people lends itself towards a rich cultural predisposition to meaning-making through narrative, leading towards a narrative approach as being culturally sensitive, deeply respectful and meaningful in counselling work with First Nations adolescents. In addition to a discussion about the vital importance of working within the existing narratives of First Nations youth, the author will unfold a personal narrative as a Canadian Algonquin person. This narrative piece serves to highlight externalisation, re-authoring of the story, the opening of possibilities, and the provision of a new context for the experiencing of adversity.

To cite this article: Denis-Friske, Darlene. Stoking the embers of ancient fire: Counselling first nations adolescents within a narrative approach [online]. International Journal of Narrative Therapy & Community Work, No. 4, 2013: [44]-[48]. Availability: <http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=813965271992423;res=IELHEA> ISSN: 1446-5019. [cited 22 Jul 17].

Personal Author: Denis-Friske, Darlene; Source: International Journal of Narrative Therapy & Community Work, No. 4, 2013: [44]-[48] DOI: Document Type: Journal Article ISSN: 1446-5019 Subject: Teenagers--Counseling of; Narrative therapy; Algonquin Indians; Peer Reviewed: Yes Affiliation: (1) Counsellor, Community Counselling, and Faculty Member, Neufeld Institute, c/o 75 Sleepy Pines Street, Arnprior, Ontario, Canada, K7S 3E3

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