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Cheryle Partridge

Cheryle Partridge

Sessional Online (mo)
Faculty of Education and Health
Sessional On-Campus (mo)
Faculty of Education and Health


Cheryle Partridge is a social work educator in the School of Native Human Services at Laurentian University and an Anishinaabe-Kwe (Ojibway woman) from Wasauksing First Nation, near Parry Sound, Ontario. Her family resides on the First Nation.

Cheryle has been a life-long advocate for social justice for Aboriginal peoples who strives to live and abide by the Seven Grandfather Teachings of the Anishinaabe peoples. Cheryle graduated from Laurentian University with her honours degree in Native Human Services in 1993, but feels she has been a helper most of her life.

Attending university as a mature student fulfilled a lifelong dream. After graduation with her Master of Social Work from the University of Toronto in 1994, Cheryle pursued her social work career first in a mental health agency which operated both in Sudbury and in surrounding First Nation communities. She then worked for the Cree Nation in northern Quebec as Director of Professional Services - Social. Since 1999, she has been teaching at Laurentian University in the Department of Native Studies, the School of Social Work and the School of Native Human Services. Cheryle retired as of July 1, 2016, but still teches Distance Education.


  • Honours Bachelor of Social Work
  • Master of Social Work
  • Ph.D. (ABD)


Traditional Anishinaabe Knowledge
Residential Schools
Tradition & Culture