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NATIVE AMERICAN AND ALASKAN NATIVE YOUTH SUICIDE

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Date Issued:
2014
Abstract/Description:
Indigenous populations in the U.S. have been suffering from a youth suicide epidemic for decades. The epidemic and risk factors associated with it can be connected to the mistreatment of Native Americans throughout history which has caused their communities to suffer from numerous inequalities such as poverty, inadequate housing, loss of land, and destruction of culture. Using the concepts of biopolitics, post-colonialism, and structural violence, I argue that the social and political institutions forced upon Native American communities have led to increased alcohol and drug abuse, poverty, and disempowerment, all important factors that aid in the youth suicide epidemic. I also suggests that preventative programs not only focus on suicide but other risk factors involved such as alcohol and drug abuse.
Title: NATIVE AMERICAN AND ALASKAN NATIVE YOUTH SUICIDE.
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Name(s): Yurasek, Emily, Author
Reyes-Foster, Beatriz, Committee Chair
University of Central Florida, Degree Grantor
Type of Resource: text
Date Issued: 2014
Publisher: University of Central Florida
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Indigenous populations in the U.S. have been suffering from a youth suicide epidemic for decades. The epidemic and risk factors associated with it can be connected to the mistreatment of Native Americans throughout history which has caused their communities to suffer from numerous inequalities such as poverty, inadequate housing, loss of land, and destruction of culture. Using the concepts of biopolitics, post-colonialism, and structural violence, I argue that the social and political institutions forced upon Native American communities have led to increased alcohol and drug abuse, poverty, and disempowerment, all important factors that aid in the youth suicide epidemic. I also suggests that preventative programs not only focus on suicide but other risk factors involved such as alcohol and drug abuse.
Identifier: CFH0004592 (IID), ucf:45230 (fedora)
Note(s): 2014-05-01
B.A.
Sciences, Dept. of Anthropology
Bachelors
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Subject(s): Native American
Suicide
Youth Suicide
Alaskan Native
Biopolitics
Postcolonialism
Structural Violence
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/ucf/fd/CFH0004592
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Host Institution: UCF

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