Indigenous ‘‘First Nations’’ communities have consistently associated their disproportionate
rates of psychiatric distress with historical experiences of European colonization.
This emphasis on the socio-psychological legacy of colonization within tribal
communities has occasioned increasingly widespread consideration of what has been
Every culture has traditionally had ways of dealing with psychological
distress and behavioral deviance. For example, in the United States
for the last century, counseling has evolved into a formal profession
designed to help individuals resolve both situational and developmental
problems in various aspects of their lives.
The authors present an extensive literature review and discuss the cultural
relevance of indigenous healing practices in promoting psychological,
physical, and spiritual well-being in people of color. Suggestions are
also presented for ways counselors might work with indigenous healing
resources to promote the well-being of people of color.
HREE BASIC IDEAS underlie this book. First, the understanding of the world by far exceeds the Western understanding of the world. Second, there is no global social justice without global cognitive justice. Third, the emancipatory transformations in the world may follow grammars and scripts other than those developed by Western-centric critical theory, and such diversity should be valorized.
Face aux répercussions négatives de l’activité humaine sur la nature et l’environnement, les instances onusiennes ont réagi, depuis plus de quarante ans, multipliant les rapports, organisant des sommets, adoptant une Charte mondiale de la Nature et prônant, depuis 1987, « le développement durable ».
This review is the second in a series on Indigenous health, covering different regions and issues. We look briefly at the current state of Indigenous health in Latin America and the Caribbean, a region with over 400 different indigenous groups and a total population of 45 to 48 million people.