Brock and Fort Erie Native Friendship Centre research Indigenous caregiver experiences – Brock News

Brock and Fort Erie Native Friendship Centre research Indigenous caregiver experiences – Brock News

by ahnationtalk on March 3, 202166 Views

Indigenous Peoples place a high value on caring for sick, disabled and elderly community members.

Yet, the unique perspectives and experiences of Indigenous employees are often overlooked or excluded as they struggle to juggle work and caregiving activities.

These are among the observations of a joint research project being conducted by Brock University and the Fort Erie Native Friendship Centre.

Launched last year, the project examines the experiences of people in Niagara’s First Nations community who provide care to elderly or disabled adults while being employed full time.

“There’s a lot to learn about how Indigenous Peoples perceive and conceptualize care and eldercare in a workplace that is led by Indigenous values,” says Eva Jewell, an Anishinaabe Adjunct Professor of Sociology at Brock University who is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Ryerson University.

Read More: https://brocku.ca/brock-news/2021/03/brock-and-fort-erie-native-friendship-centre-research-indigenous-caregiver-experiences/

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