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Voices of First Nations People: Human Services Considerations.

Author: Weaver, H.N.
Author Background:
Date 1/1/99
Type Journal
Journal Title: Journal-of-Human-Behavior-in-the-Social-Environment-(entire-issue).
Volume/Pages 2(1-2):-1-3.
Subject Matter Native Americans
Abstract This special issue brings issues of contemporary American Indian people to the attention of helping professionals who provide direct services, administer programs, develop policy, and conduct research. The 10 articles includedexplore a variety of social issues that affect Indians. The authors of the articles are at the forefront of social work and social work research with Native peoples. They seek to expand the knowledge base of the helping professionsby providing contemporary, empirically based information. A variety of terms to refer to indigenous people is used in this volume. No clear consensus exists on which terminology is preferred. Terms such as Native American, AmericanIndian, and indigenous are commonly used, as are terms of specific tribes or nations. The term First Nations is a term that strongly connotes a sense of sovereignty and strength and therefore has been chosen for use in the title ofthis issue. . (Introduction, edited.)