Indigenous Health and Justice (Indigenous Justice) (Paperback)

Indigenous Health and Justice (Indigenous Justice) By Karen Jarratt-Snider (Editor), Marianne O. Nielsen (Editor) Cover Image

Indigenous Health and Justice (Indigenous Justice) (Paperback)

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Colonial oppression, systemic racism, discrimination, and poor access to a wide range of resources detract from Indigenous health and contribute to continuing health inequities and injustices. These factors have led to structural inadequacies that contribute to circular challenges such as chronic underfunding, understaffing, and culturally insensitive health-care provision. Nevertheless, Indigenous Peoples are working actively to end such legacies.

In Indigenous Health and Justice contributors demonstrate how Indigenous Peoples, individuals, and communities create their own solutions. Chapters focus on both the challenges created by the legacy of settler colonialism and the solutions, strengths, and resilience of Indigenous Peoples and communities in responding to these challenges. It introduces a range of examples, such as the ways in which communities use traditional knowledge and foodways to address health disparities.

Indigenous Health and Justice is the fifth volume in the Indigenous Justice series. The series editors have focused on different aspects of the many kinds of justice that affect Indigenous Peoples. This volume is for students, scholars, activists, policymakers, and health-care professionals interested in health and well-being.

Karen Jarratt-Snider (Chocktaw descent) is a professor in the Department of Applied Indigenous Studies at Northern Arizona University.


Marianne O. Nielsen is a professor emerita in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Northern Arizona University.

Product Details ISBN: 9780816553167
ISBN-10: 0816553165
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
Publication Date: June 4th, 2024
Pages: 264
Language: English
Series: Indigenous Justice
“To stay alive in modern America, most Indigenous people depend on Western medicine. This book reveals the truth and describes the survivance of Native people during the Covid years while telling us about the early problematic history of government Indian health care.”—Donald L. Fixico, author of The Urban Indian Experience in America