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SIFC -- Indian Social Work Program Awarded Extended Accreditation

The School of Indian Social Work, Saskatchewan Indian Federated, College, was recently awarded accreditation of the Bachelor of Indian Social Work Program, for a five year period, by the board of Accreditation of the Canadian Association of Schools of Social Work (CASSW). The School of Indian Social Work, BISW program previously received a two year accreditation, the additional five year accreditation brings the school to a fully seven year accreditation.

CASSW commended the SIFC School of Indian Social work on "its clear and substantial commitment to the evolution and development of an Indian Social work knowledge and theory base in harmony with First Nation cultures and traditions".

The SIFC School of Indian Social Work Department Head and Assistant Professor Yvonne Howse, was elected to the Board of Directors of CASSW at their annual Meeting in June, 1993. Ms. Howse is Cree from the Buck Lake area, Alberta, she previously worked with the Universities of Regina and Manitoba, Faculties of Social Work as Assistant Professor, and in other community based programs as Consultant, Director and Social Worker.