Dr. Shelly Johnson

Shelly Johnson new photo for post page

Ph.D, MSW, RSW, EdD, Assistant Professor, School of Social Work & Human Service, University of British Columbia

Shelly is Saulteaux and Norwegian. Her family is from Keeseekoose First Nation in Saskatchewan. She has taught anti-oppressive and First Nations child welfare courses at UVIC and is currently teaching First Nations and Child Well-being courses.



Johnson, S. (Forthcoming 2010). Wrap a star blanket around each one.
Learning from the educational experiences of Indigenous former youth-in-care on Coast Salish territory. In K. Kufeldt & B. McKenzie (Eds.). Child welfare: Connecting
research, policy and practice. Waterloo, ON: Wilfrid Laurier Press.

Johnson, S. (Forthcoming 2010). [Review of the book Wicihitowin: Aboriginal social work in Canada]. BC Studies: The British Columbia Quarterly,

Johnson, S. (2009/10, Winter) [Review of the book Where the pavement ends: Canada’s Aboriginal recovery movement and the urgent need for reconciliation]. BC Studies: The British Columbian Quarterly, 164, 136-137.

Johnson, S. (March 19, 2010). Foster parent practicum project: One foster parent, an international audience and a microphone. Introduction to Fostering Students: TRU Foster Parent Practicum Project Proposal

Walton, P., Hamilton, K., Arnouse, M. & Johnson, S. (January 21, 2010). Why do Aboriginal students stay or leave Thompson Rivers University? Research paper
submitted to TRU Aboriginal Education Division.

Johnson, S. (2009, September). Creating ‘Angel Streets’ across Canada: In memory of the women who have lost their lives to domestic violence. Perspectives, 31(2), 8-9.

Johnson, S. (2009, August 8). Aboriginal Back-to-School Survey. Final Report. Victoria, BC.

Johnson, S. (2008). Indigenous child welfare: Learning to historicize, politicize and strategize. Perspectives, 30 (1), 4, 5, 7.

Johnson, S. (2008). Editorial: Taking action to make a different future for our children. Perspectives, 30 (1), 9.

Johnson, S. (2008). Learning over thunder and lightning: Shouldn’t children in care have the right to an education? Perspectives, 30 (1), 18-19.

Johnson, S. (2008). Celebrating Social Work Week in the Traditional Territory of the
Secwepemc Peoples Canadian Association of Social Workers

Johnson, S. (2000). Reclaiming their places: Seven women Chiefs of Northern BC. Unpublished Master of Social Work thesis. Prince George, BC: University of Northern BC.

See attached thesis here.