What people are saying - Write a review
User Review - Flag as inappropriate
I will be forever grateful to Dr.'s Mr. & Mrs. Duran for this compilation of work. I am first Generation from the Rez, and a survivor of political violence. Following the untimely death of my biological mother, my maternal grandparents and my siblings father were denied custody of me in the California family court, and if the information provided me is correct, my case saw supreme court. Having been born prior to ICWA-1978, location of my birth place, the era of my birth (1960's); it was decided being adopted into an American family was in my best interest. I have been denied access on three occasions by a judge of Merced County Court (the location of my original birth records & adoption); to my original birth records and the documented information describing my life prior to adoption, and my link to my people. My connection to my First Nation in B.C. Canada and the ability to reunite with my ancestral lands and family has been more than difficult. I was in my mid 20's when I realized I was experiencing a cultural identity crisis. I found answers to questions I couldn't identify & didn't even know I had until I read this masterpiece. I have since then begun work on a program to assist my generation to receive the assistance needed to reunify with the tribes and first nations we were isolated from as a result of misguided policies of generational era, of course developed in the best interest of the indigenous children removed & relocated often into entirely different cultures. I speak these words as an Indigenous woman and a survivor of Political Violence, not as a woman who is disrespecting the fine family who did raise me. I was blessed, education was valued in my adoptive family, thus it was in educating myself, I found this book. It was this book in particular that started me on the path I am on now. I am forever grateful for the clarity and peace I found in these pages. I only pray I will be successful in launching my program and that I will receive the support from our Government to assist my people. I am not angry, nor will the Government ever be able to replace all that was taken from me and my generation; but the support of my program is a good start in ensuring me and those like me, the government is truly remorseful and committed to neutralizing the mistakes of this era. I am not asking for hand outs, I am asking for the Government's support in variety of ways. I have done the work. I have studied for six years and am in the next few months submitting my work to various groups worldwide seeking support to launch my sustainable program. It's time...It's time I and those like me are supported with the services necessary to reunite and for me the final step in healing my spiritual wound. Thank your Dr.'s and Mr. and Mrs. Duran...Your work changed my life. Hell, it probably saved my life. Peace...BigMamaBlaze, Lake Cowichan First Nation, Vancouver Island B.C, Canada...2011
Review: Native Amer Postcolonial PsychologUser Review - Denise Alvarado - Goodreads
For anyone interested in learning about Native American psychology and the role of historical trauma on the Native American psyche, then read this book. Duran introduces the idea of the Spirit of ... Read full review
Other editions - View all
abuse alco alcohol alcohol-related problems allowed approach Archetypal archetypal psychology Asklepius assessment awareness become behavior believe ceremony child child abuse client clinical colonial concept context cosmology cross-cultural culture discourse discussion dream interpretation dreams drinking Duran effects emerged ethnocide European experience family system feelings function groups Handsome Lake healer healing his/her holism Huitzilopochtli Indian individual initiation integral interpretation intervention issues Jung Jungian Jungian psychology leaders lifeworld medicine ment mental health method Native Ameri Native American Church Native American community Native American country Native American psyche needs notion oppression patient person peyote postcolonial practice psyche psychological psychotherapy PTSD reality relationship relevant s/he sacred sandtray shaman social soul wound spirit strategies suffering suicide sweat lodge symbolic Tenskwatawa therapeutic therapist therapy thinking tion traditional trauma treatment tribal tribes unconscious understand urban Vietnam veteran warrior Western psyche Western therapists worldview
From other books
All Book Search results »
From Google Scholar
Meredith Minkler - 2004 - Health Education & Behavior
Thomas J Dishion, Kathryn Kavanagh - 2000 - Addictive Behaviors
Robert W Robin, Barbara Chester, Jolene K Rasmussen, James M Jaranson, David Goldman - 1997 - American Journal of Psychiatry
All Scholar search results »
Les B Whitbeck, Gary W Adams, Dan R Hoyt, Xiaojin Chen - 2004 - American Journal of Community Psychology
Native American Postcolonial Psychology | Journal of Third World ...
Meaning in Motion:New Cultural Studies ofdance. Jane University of ...
JSTOR: Native American Postcolonial Psychology
Native American Postcolonial Psychology
ebscohost Connection: Native American Postcolonial Psychology (Book).
UNIVERSITY OF VICTORIA
Yolanda Chavez Leyva - "There is great good in returning": A ...
A Nation of Exclusion: Who Gets Left Out When We Talk About ...
"THEY DON'T UNDERSTAND US" My Two Beads Worth
aa American Anthropologist aa 0002-7294 1548-1433 American ...