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Session: The Human Rights of Indigenous People: A Global Perspective
3102.0: Monday, November 8, 2004: 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
The Human Rights of Indigenous People: A Global Perspective
This session will examine the intersection of health and human rights for three groups of indigenous peoples in this country and New Zealand: American Indians, Maori, and Alaska Natives. Both historical and current social/political issues will be discussed to develop understanding of the bases for health conditions and programs of these unique groups and to describe and propose measures to reduce or eliminate health disparities among them.
Learning Objectives: 1. To understand the health needs and status of American Indian people as they are affected by human rights considerations. 2. To understand the impact on health of Maori people in New Zealand of the social justice issues such as colonization and neo-liberal reforms. 3. To understand the interaction of health and human rights of the various groups of Alaska Natives in the context of historical and cultural trauma.
10:30 AMAlaska Native Contact Experience with the Other  [ Recorded presentation ]
George P. Charles, PhD
10:50 AMMultiple Sites of Struggle for Social Justice in Improving the Health of Maori in New Zealand
Graham Hingangaroa Smith, PhD
11:10 AMHomeland Defense: Indigenous Struggle for Survival
Michael Bird, MSW, MPH
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.
Organized by:APHA-International Human Rights Committee
Endorsed by:Peace Caucus
CE Credits:Nursing

The 132nd Annual Meeting (November 6-10, 2004) of APHA