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Examining Two Facets of American Indian Identity: Exposure to Other Cultures and the Influence of Historical Trauma

Author: Weaver,-Hilary-N.; Brave-Heart,-Maria-Yellow-Horse
Author Background:
Date 1/1/99
Type Journal
Journal Title: Journal-of-Human-Behavior-in-the-Social-Environment
Volume/Pages 2, 1-2, 19-33.
Subject Matter Native Americans
Abstract Explores factors that shape cultural identity for native people & implications of native cultural identity for social work practice, drawing on questionnaire data from 103 youths, ages 8-12, from seven northeastern US native communities & self-report & follow-up data from 45 Lakota human service providers who attended a workshop to resolve historical grief & trauma. Theoretical perspectives on culture are recounted, & implications of multicultural exposure & historical unresolved grief for social work practice with native people are discussed. 2 Tables, 43 References. Adapted from the source document AN: 99W33162