This brief summarizes a longer paper, American Indian and Alaskan Native Family Resiliency: A Protective Rainbow. The study looks at unique resiliency themes, factors and characteristics that have allowed these peoples to thrive through social and political persecution. The stories show how family strengths support the well-being of individuals, families and, as a result, the community in general.

February 9, 2008

In This Report, You’ll Learn

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    How the 7 themes of the protective rainbow affect native tribe resiliency.

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    What factors define resiliency.

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    How context and culture play a part in understanding tribal complexities.

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    How the Seven Generations law affects Native decisions.

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    How nature and environment impact Native beliefs.

Key Takeaway

Keeping ones’ cultural heritage is vital as a resilient protective factor.

Family, clan and extended tribe create an important protective context for individual resilience. in Alaska and Native American populations. 

Findings & Stats

Statements & Quotations