Michael Jacobson, American Indian Social Work Advocate


  • Priscilla A. Day University of MN Duluth


Indigenous, Reflections, Social Work


This reflection about Dr. Michael Jacobson is to honor his many contributions through the years to social work education and in particular to American Indian social work education. As an early organizer of the American Indian/Alaska Native Social Work Educators’ group, Mike made his presence felt at the national level through service on various commissions and in other positions of service. He leaves a lasting legacy for other Indigenous social worker faculty members who can aspire to follow his lead.

Author Biography

Priscilla A. Day, University of MN Duluth

Priscilla A. Day, MSW, Ed.D., professor, Department of Social Work at the University of Minnesota Duluth and Director for the Center for Regional and Tribal Child Welfare Studies. Dr. Day is an Anishinaabe tribal member of the Leech Lake Reservation  who researches American Indian family preservation.




How to Cite

Day, P. A. (2016). Michael Jacobson, American Indian Social Work Advocate. Reflections: Narratives of Professional Helping, 21(2), 61–63. Retrieved from https://reflectionsnarrativesofprofessionalhelping.org/index.php/Reflections/article/view/1378