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Social Issues in Contemporary Native America
Reflections from Turtle Island

Edited By

Hilary N. Weaver

ISBN 9781409452072
Published December 15, 2016 by Routledge
256 Pages

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Book Description

Hilary Weaver has drawn together leading Native American social workers, researchers, and academics to provide current information on a variety of social issues related to Native American children, families, and reservations both in the USA and in Canada. Divided into four major sections, each containing an introduction, this book places the historical foundations of Native American social work in context in order to fully provide the reader with a comprehensive survey on various aspects of working with Native American families; community health and wellness; and community revitalization and decolonization. This groundbreaking volume should be read by both educators and students in social work and other helping professions in the USA and Canada as well as all human service professionals working with Native Americans.

Table of Contents

Introduction; Part 1 Policy Foundations; Chapter 1 Sovereignty, Dependency, and the Spaces in Between: An Examination of United States Social Policy and Native Americans, Hilary N. Weaver; Chapter 2 Legally Entrenched Oppressions: The Undercurrent of First Nations Peoples’ Experiences with Canada’s Social Welfare Policies, Michael Anthony Hart, Gladys Rowe; Part 2 Social Work: Past, Present, and Future; Chapter 3 Social Services and Indigenous Peoples of North America: Pre-Colonial to Contemporary Times, Andrea Tamburro, Paul-René Tamburro; Chapter 4 A Standpoint View of the Social Work Profession and Indigenous Peoples in the United States: From the Profession’s Origins through its First Century, Robert E. “Bob” Prue; Chapter 5 Reflecting Out of the Box: Locating Place and Practice in the Decolonization of Social Work, Diane McEachern; Part 3 Indigenous Peoples across the Life Cycle; Chapter 6 Raising Healthy American Indian Children: An Indigenous Perspective, Priscilla A. Day; Chapter 7 Preserving Native Families, Preserving Native Cultures, Nancy Lucero, Marian Bussey; Chapter 8 ICWA: Legal Mandate for Social Justice and Preservation of American Indian/Alaska Native Heritage, Thalia González, Edwin González-Santin; Chapter 9 Tradition Keepers: American Indian/Alaska Native Elders, Priscilla A. Day; Part 4 Well-Being and the Community Context; Chapter 10 Violence in the Lives of Native Americans, Hilary N. Weaver; Chapter 11 Indigenous Women and Sexual Assault: Implications for Intersectionality, Roe Bubar; Chapter 12 Culture is Medicine that Works, Lewis Mehl-Madrona, Barbara Mainguy; Chapter 13 Building Assets in Tribal Communities, Amy Locklear Hertel, Kristen Wagner, Jessica Black; Chapter 14 Mosquito Advocacy: Change Promotion Strategies for Small Groups with Big Ideas, Cindy Blackstock; Conclusion;

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Hilary N. Weaver is Professor of Social Work at SUNY-Buffalo, USA.


A Baker & Taylor Academic Essentials Title in Native American Studies 'Books of this sort face a challenge to be specific enough to be helpful to students and practitioners while covering the myriad issues indigenous peoples, social workers, and educators face. Weaver's collection respects and successfully represents that broad spectrum ... Recommended.' Choice