Program Description

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This program is currently being offered at the Munsee-Delaware campus location. If interested in the program, please apply now as there is no cost. For more information call Munsee toll free at 1-800-441-5904.

Native Community Worker:

Traditional Aboriginal Healing Methods Diploma Program


This program emphasizes traditional healing methods by providing students with the unique opportunity to develop self-awareness and the mental and spiritual healing so often needed by care givers.  An appreciation for native culture and the uniqueness of being a native person are combined with studies to develop specific knowledge and skills in the use of traditional healing methods when working in this field of study. The program of study has been tailored for a variety of learning styles.

The program utilizes existing courses of study within the General Arts and Science program, as well as some which have been especially tailored for Aboriginal students learning styles and need to explore their heritage.


Admission Requirements:

  • OSSD with the majority of courses at the college level with Grade 12 English; or
  •  Mature student status


All applicants must arrange with the Anishinabek Educational Institute to complete the Canadian Adult Achievement Test (CAAT) before determining eligibility regardless of academic standing.

Field Placements:

Employers who provide our placement settings require a police record check for criminal offenses before accepting a student into the setting. The record check shall be obtained at the student’s expense and must be valid for the duration of the placement. The College assumes no obligation for ensuring placement or program completion for students who are unable to provide a clear police record check.

Employment Opportunities:

Graduates are well prepared for positions in mental health services and social services, or as community health representatives in First Nation organizations.


Program Of Study

Semester 1                   

Oral Communication I

Native Literature

Traditional Indian Health Practice
Psychology of Native Peoples

Introduction to Native Studies

Rainbow of Peace

 Semester 2

                      Counselling Skills I
                      Native Community Health Issues
                      Native Studies II
                      Native Identity Development
                      The Sacred Path
                      Aboriginal Languages
                      Native Culture: Artistic Expression

Semester 3

Counselling Skills II


Community Development

Native People and the Law

Family Healing & Wellness

Alcohol and Drug Treatment

Semester 4

Field/Work Experience



Program Flyer
File: NCW_TAHM2013.pdf

Program Rack Card
File: NCWrackcard.jpg

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