EdD, 2010. Educational Leadership. Simon Fraser University, British Columbia, Canada. MSW, 1979. University of Iowa. Focus: Social change, community, individual, group, and family work. BA (BSW), 1972. Social Work with a minor in Psychology from Anderson University, Indiana.
Both Paul-René & Andrea are enrolled in state recognized tribes. They have experience with urban and rural reserves and reservation communities as well as community organizations such as urban Friendship Centres, Métis organizations, nonprofit organizations serving Native Americans, powwow and cultural committees, mixed tribal social / cultural groups and “mixed race” Native groups such as Melungeon and US based metis.
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Andrea has had extensive leadership experience in both the Indigenous and non-Native settings. Andrea worked as education director with federally recognized tribes, served as coordinator of multicultural programs in mental health centers and in family services and mental health Specialist in Early Childhood Education Programs. Andrea has a master of
Social Work degree (MSW) and a doctorate in Educational Leadership (EdD) from Simon Fraser University, British Columbia, Canada. Currently she is director of the Bachelor of Social Work program at Indiana University, South Bend. Her dissertation was a review of the accreditation standards in Canada for schools of Social Work that require Aboriginal/ First Nations content in their programs.