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The Routledge International Handbook of Indigenous Resilience

Edited by: Hilary N. Weaver

Print publication date:  December  2021
Online publication date:  December  2021

Print ISBN: 9780367499853
eBook ISBN: 9781003048428
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781003048428
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Book description

This handbook provides a comprehensive and cutting-edge strengths-based resource on the subject of Indigenous resilience.

Indigenous Peoples demonstrate considerable resilience despite the social, health, economic, and political disparities they experience within surrounding settler societies. This book considers Indigenous resilience in many forms: cultural, spiritual, and governance traditions remain in some communities and are being revitalized in others to reclaim aspects of their cultures that have been outlawed, suppressed, or undermined. It explores how Indigenous people advocate for social justice and work to shape settler societies in ways that create a more just, fair, and equitable world for all human and non-human beings. This book is divided into five sections:

  • From the past to the future
  • Pillars of Indigeneity
  • The power in Indigenous identities
  • The natural world
  • Reframing the narrative: from problem to opportunity

Comprised of 25 newly commissioned chapters from Indigenous scholars, professionals, and community members from traditions around the world, this book will be a useful tool for anyone seeking a deeper understanding of manifestations of wellness and resilience.

This handbook will be of particular interest to all scholars, students, and practitioners of social work, social care, and human services more broadly, as well as those working in sociology, development studies, and environmental sustainability.

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Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Ireland, first colony of the British Empire Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Resistance, resilience, and social welfare Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Indigeneity and resilience in Afroindigenous communities in Colombia Download PDF
Chapter  4:  The Eagle, the Condor, and who I am among all my relations Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Indigenous Māori notions of spirit and spirituality as enablers of resilience and flourishing in Aotearoa New Zealand Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Ri qach'ab'äl ja ri ruk'ux ri qawinaq, chaqa' ri qawinaq ja ri ruk'ux ri qach'ab'äl Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Exploring the role of sexuality and identity across the Pacific Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Pashtun community Indigenous resilience to changing socio-cultural and political challenges Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Moko Kauae Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Reclaiming our voices Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Family connectedness Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Community and family support enhancing the resilience of us indigenous women's healthcare experiences Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Collective distress calls for collective wellbeing measures Download PDF
Chapter  14:  The role of laughter in the resilience and wellbeing of Alaska native elders Download PDF
Chapter  15:  “In the telling and in the listening, humanity meets” Download PDF
Chapter  16:  The time before us Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Sámi reindeer herding as resilient way of life Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Reconnecting with the farmland Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Earthquakes of Nepal Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Kū Kia‘i Aloha Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Leading through collective resilience Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Reframing disabilities Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Igniting the warrior spirit to address historical trauma among Indigenous people Download PDF
Chapter  24:  The resiliency of Indigenous entrepreneurial settings in the South Pacific Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Indy and the Monster Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Conclusion Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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