Faculty & Staff

Marlyn Bennett
Director / Assistant Professor
Masters of Social Work Based in Indigenous Knowledges

Room 133
William Norrie Centre
485 Selkirk Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R2W 2M6

Phone: 204-474-6862
Email: Marlyn.Bennett@umanitoba.ca

Education:
2016 – Doctor of Philosophy (Interdisciplinary), Faculty of Social Work, University of Manitoba
2005 – Masters of Arts (Interdisciplinary), Native Studies Department, University of Manitoba
1992 – Bachelor of Arts, Native Studies Department, University of Manitoba

Areas of Specialization:
Indigenous Child Welfare Policy and Research
Indigenous Youth Leaving Care
Qualitative Research Methods Using Photovoice and Digital Storytelling
Cultural Safety for Indigenous Women Who have experienced Sexual Violence
Indigenous Knowledge and Social Work Practice
Indigenous Research Methodologies and Knowledge Development

Publications:
Bennett, M., and Krone, A. (in press). Living on the edge of life between two worlds: Narratives on the vulnerability of marginalized Indigenous girls. In Dorothy Badry, H. Monty Montgomery, Daniel Kikulwe, Marlyn

Bennett & Don Fuchs (Editors), Imagining Child Welfare in the Spirit of Reconciliation: Voices from the Prairies. Volume 6. University of Regina Press.

Bennett, M. (2016). Living on the edge of life between two worlds: Narratives on the vulnerability of marginalized Indigenous girls. Winnipeg, MB: Children’s Advocate of Manitoba.

Bennett, M. (2016). Digital Storytelling with First Nations emerging adults in extensions of care and transitioning from care in Manitoba. Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Manitoba. Winnipeg, MB.

Arbess, S., Bennett, M., Biocybernaut Institute of Canada and Pure North S’Energy Foundation. (2014). Prince

Albert: A city striving to do better. A community snapshot created for the Prince Albert school study (2014). Victoria, BC: Biocybernaut Institute of Canada & Pure North S’Energy Foundation.

Cook, C., Diffey, L., MacKinnon, M., Bennett, M., et al. (2013). The development of an international network of indigenous health. International Journal of Circumpolar Health, 72(Suppl. 1): 978-980.

Bennett, M. (2014). Examining the narrative perspectives about the connection between child welfare and incarcerated Aboriginal parents and their children. Winnipeg, MB: Ka Ni Kanichihk Inc.

Bennett, M. (2013). Aboriginal children and social justice. Factsheet prepared for the National Collaborating Centres on Aboriginal Health.

Bennett, M. (2013). The rights of Indigenous children in Canada. Factsheet prepared for the National Collaborating Centres on Aboriginal Health.

Bennett, M. and A. Auger. (2013). The rights of First Nations children in Canada. Factsheet prepared for the National Collaborating Centres on Aboriginal Health.

Bennett, M. (2009, 2013). Understanding neglect in First Nations families. Factsheet prepared for the National Collaborating Centres on Aboriginal Health.

Bennett, M. and Auger, A. (2013). First Nations and non-Aboriginal children in child protection services. Factsheet prepared for the National Collaborating Centres on Aboriginal Health.

Bennett, M. and Gomez, Y. (2013). The experience of seven Aboriginal social service providers and the Children’s Aid Society of Ottawa. OACAS Journal (September).

Bennett, M. (January 2012). Exemplifying the sacredness of relationality: An evaluation of the partnership between the First Nations, Métis, and Inuit service providers and the Children’s Aid Society of Ottawa. Ottawa, ON: Children’s Aid Society of Ottawa.

Bennett, M., Spillett, L., and Dunn, C. (2012). Jumping through hoops: An overview of the experiences and perspective of Aboriginal mothers involved with child welfare in Manitoba. First Peoples Child & Family Review, 7(1): 76-83.

Vandna Sinha, Nico Trocmé, Barbara Fallon, Bruce MacLaurin, Elizabeth Fast, Shelley Thomas Prokop, … Marlyn Bennett, et al, (2011). Kiskisik Awasisak: Remember the Children. Understanding the Overrepresentation of First Nations Children in the Child Welfare System. Ontario: Assembly of First Nations. Ottawa, ON: Assembly of First Nations.

Lueng, E., Wekerle, C., Weacher, R., Egelstaff, J. and Bennett, M. (2011). Non-Aboriginal child protective service workers’ utilization of the maltreatment and adolescent pathway knowledge translation (MAP-KT) portal: A report on the utilization statistics and utilization gaps of Aboriginal best-practice material. First Peoples Child and Family Review, 6(2), 10-16.

Waechter, R., Leun, E., Bennett, M., Wekerle, C. and the MAP Research Team. (2011). Cannabis use among Aboriginal youth in non-Aboriginal child protection service systems. First Peoples Child & Family Review, 6(1), 114-125.

Gosek, G. and Bennett, M. (2012). A day’s discourse among Indigenous scholars and practitioners about Indigenous child welfare work in Canada. In Fuchs, D., McKay, S., & Brown, I., Awakening the spirit: Voices from the prairies. Regina, SK: Canadian Plains Research Centre Press.

Bennett, M. and Auger, A. (2010). Editorial: Aboriginal victim or valor? Understanding the past to change the future. First Peoples Child & Family Review, 4(2), 5-8.

Bennett, M., Wekerle, C. and Zangeneh, M. (2010). Editorial: Aboriginal health – The overlap among child maltreatment, mental health, and addictive behaviours – The way forward. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, 8(2): 127-134.

Wekerle, C., Fuchs, D. and Bennett, M. (2009). Editorial: The legacy of a child – Jordan's Principle. First Peoples Child & Family Review, 4(1), 5-7.

Bennett, M. (2009). Jumping through hoops: A Manitoba study examining experiences and reflections of Aboriginal mothers involved with child welfare in Manitoba. In Passion for Action in Child and Family Services: Voices from the Prairies, by S. McKay, D. Fuchs, and I. Brown. Regina, SK: Canadian Plains Research Centre.

Bennett, M. (2008). Jumping through hoops: A Manitoba study examining experiences and reflections of Aboriginal mothers involved with the child welfare and legal systems with respect to child protection matters. Report prepared for Ka Ni Kanichihk Inc. and the Steering Committee of the Family Court Diversion Project. Winnipeg, MB: Ka Ni Kanichihk Inc.

Bennett, M. (2007). Aboriginal children’s rights: Is Canada keeping its promise? The Rights of the Child in Canada: A Retrospective, by K. Covell and B. Howe (Eds.). Waterloo, ON: Wilfrid Laurier University Press.

Bennett, M. (2007). Aboriginal mothers’ involvement with child protection and family court systems: Examining alternative court processes. In Canada’s Children, Winter 2007, 88-93. Ottawa, ON: Child Welfare League of Canada.

Bennett, M. (2007). Canadian Aboriginal child welfare crisis demands action. In Adoptalk, Fall 2007, 4-5. St. Paul, MN: North American Council on Adoptable Children. Available online at http://www.jordansprinciple.ca/sites/default/files/docs/Bennett-Adoptalk-07.pdf

Bennett, M. (2007). Editorial: Ensuring Knowledge Transmission in the Aboriginal Child Welfare Field. In First Peoples Child & Family Review, 3(1): 5-9.

Bennett, M. and Blackstock, C. (2007). Aboriginal peoples and Child welfare in Canada: Understanding the overrepresentation and empowering opportunities to embrace reconciliation and equitable solutions. In Canada’s Children, Winter 2007. Ottawa, ON: Child Welfare League of Canada.

Bennett, M. and Blackstock, C. (2007). Editorial: The insidious poverty epidemic: Considerations for Aboriginal children, families, communities and other Indigenous nations. First Peoples Child & Family Review, 3(3): 5-7.

Blackstock, C., Brown, I., and Bennett, M. (2007). Reconciliation: Rebuilding the Canadian child welfare system to better serve Aboriginal Children and Youth. In Putting a Human Face to Child Welfare, S. McKay, I. Brown, J. Lafrance, and S. Thomas-Prokop (Eds.). Edmonton, AB: Centre of Excellence for Child Welfare and the Prairie Child Welfare Consortium.

Shangreaux, C. and Bennett, M. (2007). 47 threads – 47 communities: Creating Animikii Ozoson’s “Thunder Bird Nest” for Ontario First Nations children in Manitoba foster care. Canada’s Children, Winter 2007, 68-72. Ottawa, ON: Child Welfare League of Canada.

Bennett, M. (2006). Literature review on Aboriginal mothers and child protection, alternative forms of dispute resolution and legal representation in the child welfare context. Winnipeg, MB: Ka Ni Kanichihk Inc.

Bennett, M. and Blackstock, C. (2006). First Nations child and family services and Indigenous knowledge as a framework for research, policy, and practice. In Towards positive systems of child and family welfare, N. Freymond and G. Cameron (Eds.). Toronto, ON: University of Toronto Press.

Bennett, M. (2005). Annotated bibliography of Aboriginal women’s health and healing research. Vancouver, BC: Aboriginal Women’s Health and Healing Research Group.

Bennett, M. and Shangreaux, C. (2005). Applying Maslow’s hierarchy theory to the research needs of FNCFS agencies participating in cycle II of the Canadian incident study of reported child abuse and neglect. First Peoples Child & Family Review, 2(1): 89-116.

Bennett, M. (2004). Editorial: Learning the process of publishing “voices and perspectives” on Indigenous knowledge in the child welfare field. In First Peoples Child & Family Review, 1(1): 2-4.
Trocmé, N., Blackstock, C. & Bennett, M. (2004). Child maltreatment investigations among Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal families in Canada. In Violence Against Women: An International and Interdisciplinary Journal, Volume 10, Number 8, August 2004: 901-916.

Bennett, M. (2003). A review of the literature on the benefits and drawbacks of participatory action as a research method. In First Peoples Child & Family Review, 1(1): 19-32.