John Red Horse, Indigenous Social Work Educator Elder

  • Priscilla A. Day
  • Evie Campbell
Keywords: Dr. John Red Horse, educator, elder


This is a narrative reflection on one Indigenous elder in the social work profession who has influenced many other social work educators, both Native and non-Native. In his early years, Dr. John Red Horse worked as a social worker in the Indigenous community but for most of his career, he was an academic in social work and American Indian Studies programs. His works and legacy have proven to be an inspiration for those who follow.