Facing the Future

Author: Matthew L. M. Fletcher
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780870138607
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In 1978, Congress enacted the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA), with the intent to "protect the best interests of Indian children and to promote the stability and security of Indian tribes and families." The history of the Act is a tangle of legal, social, and emotional complications. This collection brings together for the first time a multidisciplinary assessment of the law — with scholars, practitioners, lawyers, and social workers all offering perspectives on the value and importance of the Indian Child Welfare Act.

American Indian Politics and the American Political System

Author: David E. Wilkins
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442252669
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American Indian Politics and the American Political System remains the definitive source on the structure of indigenous governments and their international relations. The text analyzes the challenges facing Indigenous nations as they develop new and innovative strategies to defend and demand recognition of their national character and rights.

American Indian and Alaska Native Children and Mental Health

Author: Michelle C. Sarche
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313383049
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The reasons for mental health issues among American Indian and Alaska Native children have not been well understood by investigators outside of tribal communities. Developing appropriate methodological approaches and evidence-based programs for helping these youths is an urgent priority in developmental science. This work must be done in ways that are cognizant of how the negative consequences of colonization contribute to American Indian and Alaska Native tribal members' underutilization of mental health services, higher therapy dropout rates, and poor response to culturally insensitive treatment programs. This book examines the forces affecting psychological development and mental health in American Indian children today. Experts from leading universities discuss factors such as family conditions, economic status, and academic achievement, as well as political, social, national, and global influences, including racism. Specific attention is paid to topics such as the role of community in youth mental health issues, depression in American Indian parents, substance abuse and alcohol dependency, and the unique socioeconomic characteristics of this ethnic group.

Freedom and Indigenous Constitutionalism

Author: John Borrows
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1442629231
Format: PDF, Docs
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John Borrows uses Ojibwe law, stories, and principles to suggest alternative ways in which Indigenous peoples can work to enhance freedom.

After the Cradle Falls

Author: Melissa Jonson-Reid
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190653035
Format: PDF
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There may be no other social problem so common, yet so little understood by the general public, as child abuse and neglect. This book is intended to help remedy that situation. After the Cradle Falls integrates examples from folklore, songs, and news articles with the latest summary of empirical research to create an accessible and engaging work intended to provoke the reader to think about how to address the issue of child abuse and neglect in America. Written in a conversational style, the book engages the reader in thinking through why maltreatment occurs, what it looks like, and what we do and do not know. Most importantly, it asks the reader to become involved in the solution based on their own conclusions and values. Given the prevailing state of widespread public misunderstanding about child abuse, its causes and effects, and the involved systems, After the Cradle Falls is particularly current, relevant, and useful. It is a must-read for students, professionals in child advocacy or family services agencies, and policymakers.

Siebengestirn

Author: Barbara Kingsolver
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783492036849
Format: PDF
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Taylor Greer adoptiert ein Cherokee-Mädchen und ist ihm eine liebevolle Mutter, bis die ehrgeizige indianische Anwältin Annawake Fourkiller einen Fehler bei dem Adoptionsverfahren aufdeckt.

America History and Life

Author: Eric H. Boehm
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Provides historical coverage of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present. Includes information abstracted from over 2,000 journals published worldwide.