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Dr. Ralph Bodor


Dr. Ralph Bodor is a wîcîhtasow (ally and helper in the context of ceremony) and an Associate Professor with the Faculty of Social Work at the University of Calgary, who has a twenty year working relationship with the nêhiyaw (Cree) community that is based in ceremony and language.

Ralph was the coordinator for the highly successful graduate social work program at University nuhelot’įne thaiyots’į _nistameyimâkanak Blue Quills (UnBQ) – with 21 of the 24 graduates having First Nations or Métis ancestry. Ralph was given, in ceremony, his nêhiyaw name as recognition of his contributions to UnBQ in addition to receiving the Killam Award for Innovative Teaching from the University of Calgary. Ralph co-facilitates omanitew and nêhiyaw kesi wahkotok: Cree relationship mapping with nôcokwêsiw Leona to guide human service workers towards developing a more in-depth understanding of Indigenous teachings and concepts.



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