University of Applied Sciences

Social conditions, including health, income, education, employment and community, contribute to the well-being of all people. Throughout the Indigenous community worldwide, social conditions are impacted by the dispossession of cultural traditions, social inequities, prejudice, and discrimination.

In Germany, the living situation of Indigenous people and their communities is largely unknown. There is hardly any information that covers Indigenous knowledge and Indigenous Social Work. In this lecture series, Indigenous thinkers, scholars, social workers, and activists will present selected topics from Indigenous life contexts and share their thoughts and experiences in these areas. From a German perspective, it will be discussed why these topics are important for German Social Work. The lecture series will conclude with a discussion of the necessity of decolonization in the field of social work in Germany.

We are grateful to the speakers for their willingness to share their knowledge and experiences in this online lecture series.