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ERIC Number: EJ836456
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Feb
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 61
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1533-7731
Identifying Colonial Discourses in Inupiat Young People's Narratives as a Way to Understand the No Future of Inupiat Youth Suicide
Wexler, Lisa
American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Research: The Journal of the National Center, v16 n1 p1-24 Feb 2009
Alaska Native youth suffer disproportionately from suicide. Some researchers explain this by pointing to social disintegration brought on by rapid social change, but few make the connection to an ongoing colonialism explicit. This paper articulates some of the ways that colonial discourses affect Inupiat young people's self-conceptions, perceived choices, and, consequently, their behavioral health. Inupiat youth narratives will illustrate these connections and, in so doing, offer new ways to understand youth suicide in Native communities. (Contains 17 notes.)
American Indian and Alaska Native Programs. University of Colorado Health Services Center, P.O. Box 6508, Mail Stop F800, Aurora, CO 80045-0508. Tel: 303-724-1414; Fax: 303-724-1474; Web site: http://aianp.uchsc.edu/ncaianmhr/journal_home.htm
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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