The Routledge Handbook of Indigenous Wellbeing consists of five themes, namely, physical, social and emotional, economic, cultural and spiritual, and subjective wellbeing. It fills a substantial gap in the current literature on the wellbeing of Indigenous people and communities around the world.
This handbook sheds new light on understanding Indigenous wellbeing and its determinants, and aids in the development and implementation of more appropriate policies, as better evidence-informed policymaking will lead to better outcomes for Indigenous populations.
This book provides a reliable and convenient source of information for policymakers, academics and students, and allows readers to make informed decisions regarding the wellbeing of Indigenous populations. It is also a useful resource for non- government organizations to gain insight into relevant global factors for the development of stronger and more effective international policies to improve the lives of Indigenous communities.
Table of Contents
1. The Complexity of Measuring Indigenous Welbeing (Matthew Manning and Christopher Fleming)
2. Understanding Wellbeing (Matthew Manning and Christopher Fleming)
Part I: Physical Wellbeing
3. Health and Physical Wellbeing of the Sámi People (Per Axelsson and Christina Storm Mienna)
4. Chronic Disease among Native North Americans (Leslie Redmond and Joel Gittelsohn)
5. Changing Concepts of Wellness among the Swahili of Lamu Town, Kenya (Rebecca Gearhart Mafazy and Munib Said Mafazy)
6. Physical Wellbeing of Native Hawaiians, the Indigenous People of Hawai’i (Joseph Keawe’aimoku Kaholokula, Andrea H. Hermosura and Mapuana C.K. Antonio)
7. Traditional Healing and Indigenous Wellbeing in Aotearoa, New Zealand (Annabel Ahuriri-Driscoll and Amohia Boulton)
8. Physical Wellbeing of Māori (Denise Wilson, Amohia Boulton and Isaac Warbrick)
Part II: Social and Emotional Wellbeing
9. Wellbeing in Swedish Indigenous Sami Children and Young-People: Looking Back and Looking Forward (Susanne Garvis and Lotta Omma)
10. Well-Being Considerations among Selected North American Indian Populations: Relationships, Spirits, and Connections (Lyle J. Noisy Hawk and Joseph Trimble)
11. Socio-Economic Wellbeing of the Basarwa People of Botswana: A Forgotten Generation (Keitseope Nthomang and Pelotshweu Moepeng)
12. The Comparative Wellbeing of the New Zealand Māori and Indigenous Australian Populations since 2000 (Matthew Gray and Boyd Hunter)
Part III: Economic Wellbeing
13. Economic Wellbeing of Canada’s Indigenous People (Belayet Hossain and Laura Lamb)
14. El ‘Buen Vivir’: Notions of Wellbeing Among Indigenous Peoples Of South America (Ana Maria Peredo)
15. The Economic Wellbeing of the San of the Western, Central, and Eastern Kalahari Regions of Botswana (Robert Hitchcock and Maria Sapignoli)
16. Economic Wellbeing of the Indigenous People in the Asia Pacific Region: The Role of Entrepreneurship in Sustainable Development (Rick Colbourne and Robert B Anderson)
17. The Social and Economic Situation of Scheduled Tribes in India (Daniel Neff, Cornelis W. Haasnoot, Sebastian Renner and Kunal Sen)
18. Māori Identity and Economic Wellbeing (Carla Houkamau)
Part IV: Cultural and Spiritual Wellbeing
19. "We have our own way:" Exploring Pathways for Wellbeing Among Inuit in Nunatsiavut, Labrador, Canada (Alexandra Sawatzky, Ashlee Cunsolo, Sherilee L. Harper, Inez Shiwak and Michele Wood)
20. Indigenous Culture-as-Treatment in the Era of Evidence-Based Mental Health Practice (Andrew Pomerville and Joseph P. Gone)
21. The Relationship between Child Labour, Participation in Cultural Activities, and the Schooling Outcomes of Children: An Analysis by Indigenous Status (Lilia Arcos Holzinger and Nicholas Biddle)
22. Mabu liyan: The Yawuru Way (Mandy Yap and Eunice Yu)
Part V: Subjective Wellbeing
23. Subjective ellbeing of Aboriginal Peoples of Canada (Shashi Kant, Ilan Vertinsky and Bin Zheng)
24. Subjective Wellbeing of Indigenous Latin Americans: Regional Trends and the Case of Mexico’s Indigenous People (Lilia Arcos Holzinger and Nicholas Biddle)
25. Subjective Wellbeing of the P’urhépecha People: Between Tradition and Modernity (Mariano Rojas and Paz Chávez)
26. Subjective Wellbeing of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island People of Australia (Christopher L. Ambrey, Christopher Fleming and Matthew Manning)
27. Indigenous Wellbeing and Future Challenges (Matthew Manning and Christopher Fleming)
Christopher Fleming is Professor at Griffith Business School, Griffith University.
Matthew Manning is Associate Professor at the Centre for Social Research and Methods, Australian National University.
"Overall, this text provides both broad and focused insights on multiple aspects of indigenous well-being, and is recommended especially for persons interested in remediating the health inequities between indigenous and non-indigenous peoples." - K. Liu, Tuolumne Mi-Wuk Indian Health Center, CHOICE