Obesity in American-Indian
children: Prevalence, consequences, and prevention.
According to his own recognition of quasi-wars, undeclared hostilities, and covert bloodshed, the "American-Indian War" he claims ended in the late 19th century could easily be said to continue to this day.
An honest account of the so-called American-Indian War would interrogate the power struggles behind the mechanisms of government and continue this investigation through the present day.
Specific research on the sex roles of American-Indian women is lacking in mental health counseling.
Truly, mental health counselors are essential to the successful treatment of American-Indian behavioral health concerns.
The potential for the client and the mental health counselor to have access to different information may cause difficulty in identifying the attributions of American-Indian women, thus impeding appropriate treatment planning.
Just as American-Indian women may have internalized gender constructs from historical accounts, oral traditions, or modern stereotypes, so too mental health counselors may have internalized gender constructs of American-Indian women from modern accounts or historical stereotypes.
Thus, a mental health counselor may consider the concept of family as being nuclear, when the American-Indian client may assume the counselor is including extended family members who may not be related biologically.
The mental health counselor may incorporate attributions assigned to American-Indian women based on the dominant societal view.
For purposes of the present study, identification with American-Indian and White-American or Anglo cultures were quantified.
Also using previously specified criteria, participants were categorized as follows: (a) 58 (37.2%) with anomic identification, not indicating high identification with either American-Indian or Anglo culture; (b) 47 (30.1%) with Anglo identification; (c) 29 (18.6%) with American Indian identification; and (d) 22 (14.1%) with bicultural identification, indicating high identification with both American Indian and Anglo culture.
Service programs may not be sufficiently sensitive to traditional American Indian values, and services may be provided in a less than culturally appropriate manner; if so, individuals with traditional American-Indian cultural identification would tend to be less satisfied with services and programs.