Contemporary Native American Cultural Issues

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Duane Champagne
Rowman Altamira, 1999 - Political Science - 326 pages
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While Native American communities remain culturally innovative and continue to struggle for survival, researchers, teachers, and students lack texts that both represent the breadth of contemporary experiences and look toward the future. Editor Duane Champagne has assembled a volume of top scholarship reflecting the complexity and diversity of Native American cultural life. Section introductions provide background and analyses of the issues. Informative and critical studies offer experiences and perspectives from a variety of Native settings. This book and its companion volume, Contemporary Native American Political Issues, edited by Troy R. Johnson, are ideal teaching tools and resources for anyone working in or with Native communities.
 

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Contents

American Indian Identities Issues of Individual Choice and Development
13
The Crucible of American Indian Identity Native Tradition versus Colonial Imposition in Postconquest North America
39
GENDER
69
Aboriginal Women and SelfGovernment Challenging Leviathan
71
The Good Red Road Journeys of Homecoming in Native Womens Writing
91
Contemporary Tribal Codes and Gender Issues
103
CONTEMPORARY POWWOW
127
The Powwow as a Public Arena for Negotiating Unity and Diversity in American Indian Life
129
HEALTH
225
The Epidemiology of Alcohol Abuse among American Indians The Mythical and Real Properties
227
Tobacco Culture and Health among American Indians A Historical Review
245
Cancer Control Research among American Indians and Alaska Natives A Paradigm for Research in the Next Millennium
263
ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES
275
Friendly Fire When Environmentalists Dehumanize American Indians
277
Ecological Risk Assessment and Management Their Failure to Value Indigenous Traditional Ecological Knowledge and Protect Tribal Homelands
293
Uranium Is in My Body
307

Southwestern Oklahoma the Gourd Dance and Charlie Brown
145
FILM AND OTHER MEDIA
167
Cultural Imperialism and the Marketing of Native America
169
Native Medias Communities
193
Shadow Catchers or Shadow Snatchers? Ethical Issues for Photographers of Contemporary Native Americans
217
INDEX
317
ACKOWLEDGMENTS
326
ABOUT THE EDITOR
328
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About the author (1999)

Duane Champagne is Professor of Sociology and Director of the Native Nations Law and Policy Center at the University of California, Los Angeles.