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American Indian Content

Cross, T. (2002). Spirituality and Mental Health: A Native American Perspective. Focal Point, 16(1), 10-11.

Day, P. (2007). American Indian Elders. In P. J. Kolb, (Ed.), Social work practice with ethnically and racially diverse nursing home residents and their families (pp. 41-71). New York, NY: Columbia University Press.

Edwards, E.D., & Drews, J., & Seaman, J.R., & Edwards, M.E. (1994). Community organizing in support of self-determination within Native American Communities. Journal of Multicultural Social Work, 3(4). 43-60.

Faircloth, S. (2004). Utilizing research methods that respect and empower indigenous knowledge. Tribal College Journal, 16(2), 24.

Lee, C. C. (1992). Indigenous models of helping in nonwestern countries: Implications for multicultural counseling. Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 20(1), 3.

Pierce, A., & Koepplinger, S. (2011). New language, old problem: Sex trafficking of American Indian women and children.Applied Research, National Online Reource Center on Violence Against Women (

Running Wolf, P., & Solder, R., & Mantueffel, B., & Sondheimer, D., & Santiago, R. L., & Erickson, J. S. (2002). Cultural Competence Approaches to Evaluation in Tribal Communities. Rockville, MD: Department of Heath and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Running Wolf, P., & Rickard, J. A. (2003). Talking circles: A Native American approach to experiential learning. Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 2003, 31(1), 39-43.

Simard, E. & Blight, S. (2011). Developing a culturally restorative approach to aboriginal child and youth development: Transitions to Adulthood. First Peoples Child & Family Review, 6(1), p.28-55.  * This article was written by alumni of the UMD MSW program.

Voss, R. W., Douville, V., Soldier, A. L., & Hat, A. W. Sr. (1999). Wo'Lakol Kiciyapi: Traditional philosophies of helping and healing among the Lakotas: Toward a Lakota-centric practice of social work. Journal of Multicultural Social Work, 7(½), 73.

Walters, K. L. (1999). Urban American Indian identity attitudes and acculturation styles. Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment, 2(½), 163.

Weaver, H. N. (1999). Indigenous people and the social work profession: Defining culturally competent services. Social Work, 44(3), 217.

Weaver, H. N. (2000). Culture and professional education: The experiences of Native American social workers. Journal of Social Work Education, 36(3), 415.


Additional Resources:

American Indian Policy Center

Our mission is to provide government leaders, policy makers and the public with accurate information about the legal and political history of American Indian nations, and the contemporary situation for American Indians.

An Assets Approach in Tribal Communities in Northern Minnesota: Presentation Summary for Building on Family Strengths – RTC Portland, Tellett, A. & Day, P., 2007.
This is a presentation summary regarding a research collaboration between UMD’s American Indian Projects and the Search Institute, focusing on what it takes to raise a healthy Anishanaabe child

Anishanaabe Information and Resource Manual
This booklet is a collaboration between the American Indian Projects and Department of Social Work at the Univeristy of Minnesota-Duluth. It is designed as an introducion to the Anishinaabe Tribes and people of Minnesota and aims to give readers a basic understanding of some of the issues that face Anishinaabe people..

Minnesota Indian Women's Resource Center - The Minnesota Indian Women’s Resource Center (MIWRC) is a non-profit organization that provides a comprehensive set of gender and culturally based services for American Indian women and their families. Located in the Philips neighborhood of Minneapolis and founded in 1984, MIWRC provides a broad range of programs designed to educate and empower American Indian women, their families and the surrounding community.

Native American Authors Resources
This website provides information on Native North American authors with bibliographies of their published works, biographical information, and links to online resources including interviews, online texts and tribal websites.

Native American Kids 2003: Indian Children’s Well-Being Indicators Data Book for 14 States (PDF), Willeto, A.A., & Goodluck, C. Northern Arizona University.

Native Peoples of Canada: A Reference Collection. Robertson Library, University of Prince Edward.
This is a brief guide to Native Peoples of Canada resources available in Robertson Library.



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