Michael Hart

Michael Hart, a citizen of Fisher River Cree Nation, holds a B.A, B.S.W, M.S.W and Ph.D. in Social Work. Michael is currently an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Social Work at the University of Manitoba, the Canada Research Chair in Indigenous knowledges and Social Work, and A/Director of the MSW based in Indigenous Knowledges program. Michael has experience publishing and conducting research in the area of Indigenous research methodologies, health, youth suicide and cultural continuity, and indigenist social work practice. 

Selected Publications

  • Hart, M. A. (In press). Critical Reflection on an Aboriginal Approach to Social Work Practice. In J Coates, M. Grey, & M. Yellowbird (Eds.), Indigenous Social Work around the World: Towards culturally relevant education and practice (pp. 255-273). Aldershot, UK: Ashgate Press.
  • Hart, M. A. (2007). Indigenous knowledge and research: The míkiwáhp as a symbol for reclaiming our knowledge and ways of knowing. First Peoples’ Child and Family Review, 3(1), 83-90.
  • Hart, M. A. (2006). Brief reflections on sharing circles and Indigenous worldviews and empowerment. Circle Talk, 2(1), 51-53.
  • Hart, M. A. (2006). An Aboriginal approach to social work practice. In T. Heinonen & L. Spearman’s Social work practice: Problem solving and beyond ( 2nd ed., pp. 235-260). Toronto: Irwin Press.
  • Hart, M. A. (2003). Am I a modern day missionary? Reflections of a Cree social worker. Native Social Work Journal, 5(November), 299-313.
  • Hart, M. A., & Pompana, Y. (2003). Establishing the Aboriginal Social Work Associations: Sharing the Manitoba Experience. Native Social Work Journal, 5(November), 243-260.
  • Hart, M. A. (2002). Seeking Mino-Pimatisiwin: An Aboriginal approach to helping. Halifax: Fernwood Publishing.