Alexie, Sherman. "Every Little Hurricane." The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven. New York: Grove, 2005. 1-11. Print. Sherman Alexie weaves a tale of stereotypes, fiction, and American Indian culture. His stories of American Indian life on the Reservation move between fact and fiction. The author gives detailed accounts of life with alcoholic parents through his main character. O 'Connell, Joan, et al. "The Relationship Between Patterns of Alcohol Use and Mental and Physical Health Disorders in Two American Indian Populations." Addiction 101.1 (2006): 69-83. Academic Search Complete. Web. 28 Oct. 2015. The Journal article discusses the alcohol use among two reservation-based American Indian (AI) populations. Based on the relationship …show more content…
Alcohol: Its History, Pharmacology, and Treatment. Center City: Hazelden. 2011. Print. Up-to-date method’s and studies for the education and treatment for alcoholics and alcoholism. The scientific approach is an in-depth look at alcohol and civilization. This book is useful because it contains scientific facts and statistics. The scientific research conducted in this book is current. Spicer, Paul, et al. "A Program of Research On Spirituality and American Indian Alcohol Use." Southern Medical Journal 100.4 (2007): 430-432. Academic Search Complete. Web. 28 Oct. 2015. This report summarizes findings from research on American Indian (AI) alcohol use and spirituality. Research focused on the problems caused by alcohol abuse rather than on the solutions. AI individuals have found. the role of specific religious and spiritual practices, and more generally about the role of religious and spiritual experience, in AI individuals ' changes in drinking. Treuer, Anton. Everything You Wanted to Know about Indians but Were Afraid to Ask. St. Paul: Borealis. 2012. Print. The book is questions and answers about American Indian culture. “Do all American Indians have drinking problems? How come some tribes ban the use and sale of alcohol” (Treuer)? This book discusses American Indian drinking stereotypes. “Everything You Wanted to Know About Indian but Were Afraid to Ask,” responds to American Indian questions and stereotypes about alcohol and alcohol
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In the first video Sherman Alexie is asked a series of questions regarding alcohol. Sherman Alexie talks about his experience with alcohol he started by saying how drinking becomes a serious problem when it affects your relationship with people, job and school. He also talks about his family and tribe are filled will alcoholics. Some Indians think it’s a sort of stereotype they been label but Sherman says that there just in denial and indeed they have a drinking problem. In the second video it focuses on a specific reservation in South Dakota.
(Beauvais, F) Some tribes are tolerant of deviant behavior, while others are not. This also contributes as to why some tribes drink more excessively than others. Over a 8 year period, the Indian Health Service
This can be rooted due to past trauma and treatment issues. The idea of using substances to try to hide from the pain that is being inflicted. The American Addiction Centers asserts that “the rate of substance dependence or abuse is higher among Native Americans than any other population group in the country. Native Americans have the highest methamphetamine abuse rates, including past month use at more than 3 times the rate of than any other group,” (America Addiction Center). This can be rooted from past cultural factors.
Another reason explaining why there are many misconceptions about Native Americans has to do with the fact that they tend to be more isolated than other groups, and for this reason, knowledge about Native Americans that outsiders have is likely not to come from direct experience (Fleming, 2006). Much of the information about Native Americans is derived from popular culture. By relying on stereotypes to describe Native Americans some individuals have a belief that Native Americans are drunks, receive free money from the government, and are wealthy due to revenues from casino earnings. Another stereotype of Native Americans is that they are one with nature, deeply religious, and wise in the ways of
Alcoholism has been the consumption of liquor that can create mental behaviors that become dependent on alcohol. Native American and Alaskan Natives are more likely than other ethnicities to die of alcohol related cases. There are different types of issues that can cause them to led this path. What causes them to have so many deaths related to alcoholism? Method can be used to identify whether or not they have an alcohol related problem.
Alcohol and substance abuse runs rampant on American Indian Tribal Reservations. What 's still unclear is how much the Tribal and Federal Governments are doing to resolve or prevent this issue from occurring. “Tribal sovereignty refers to tribes ' right to govern themselves, define their own membership, manage tribal property, and regulate tribal business” (Google search) Healthy habits are important for living a long and prosperous life, every person should be in good hands when it comes to matters of health.
Alcoholism is a chronic brain disease that affects all walks of life and does not have any bounders (Gossop, Stewart, & Marsden, 2008). I choose to attend an Alcoholic Anonymous (AA) meeting since this disease is prevalent among adolescents and adults. The meeting was held in the first-floor forum at Pilgrim Congressional Church in Queens New York. The goals of the AA meeting were stated explicitly by the leader conducting the meeting. The mission of the organization is to maintain sobriety by helping alcoholics achieve recovery.
They are often labeled as uncivilized barbarians, which is a solely false accusation against them. This paper aims to address the similarities between Native American beliefs and the beliefs of other cultures based on The Iroquois Creation Story in order to defeat the stereotype that Natives are regularly defined by. Native Americans are commonly considered uncivilized, savage, and barbarian. Nevertheless, in reality the Natives are not characterized by any of those negative traits, but rather they inhabit positive characteristics such as being wise, polite, tolerant, civilized, harmonious with nature, etc. They have had a prodigious impact on the Puritans
This relevant data about Native American substance abuse is just a remark that these communities still have a long way to go in terms of health and healing treatment, but it shows that even though they have communities ravaged by alcohol, drugs and diseases like smallpox they are still here and will make their voices heard. The focus here is to analyze and see how Navajo’s healing treatment can be applied to our understanding of medicine. The Navajo are probably the most famous native American tribe and the fact that they were the less touched and affected by European’s diseases as stated by David Jones “In contrast to most other American Indian tribes, the Navajo had been spared the catastrophic mortality that followed the arrival of Europeans
The Legacy of the Historical Oppression of Native Americans To gain a true understanding of Native Americans and their culture, historians must not only examine the trials and tribulations Indians endured in the past, but also the contemporary issues the group faces. Currently, physical illnesses, psychological disorders, economic instability, and negative stereotypes continue to plague Native American communities. Popular sayings, like “Indians will be Indians” and “noble savages,” continue to haunt the culture. The use of the stereotypical Indian or “uncivilized savage” in toys, books, cars, foods, and sports teams, demonstrates how the American society is unfortunately accustomed to the prevalent stereotypes against Native Americans.
Alcohol is at the root of many stories of Indigenous people that are heard on television and the news. Alcohol always seems to be the root cause of car accidents, murders and assaults. The stereotype of the “drunken Indian” plays such a vivid role in way people perceive Indigenous people . Because of the misunderstanding and marginalization that these people face, they get stereotypes placed on them that do not showcase their culture and way of living but instead showcase the mistakes and problems that they may be suffering from. Instead of bringing up the mistakes that some Indigenous people are dealing with, there should be steps taken for these people to rectify the substance abuse problems that they are facing .
This happens so much that it becomes a way to deal with sufferings in life. Even when mourning a death of a loved one, who died due to alcohol, their society accepts that alcohol is a tool for grief and is commonplace in their everyday life. Furthermore, this stereotype is very dangerous for the Native American people as a whole and for the integrity of their culture. In the book, alcohol has been assimilated into Native American culture and this widespread use is only adding fuel, and even truth, to the
ALCOHOLISM How many times have you heard about the consequences of alcoholism? Have you taken them into account? Alcoholism is one of the major problems in society. People don’t take it so seriously but it actually is a disease. The effects of this disease are really serious.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services acknowledges that there are 10 million teens in the United States drinking regularly and over 20 percent binge drink. ( Teen Alcoholism). This information illustrates the dependence that teens have developed for alcohol and many of them don 't even know the issue that they are building for themselves. The signs that demonstrate that a teen is becoming or is addicted to alcohol are that he/ she is a heavy drinker, they drink regularly for no reason and becoming upset over the removal of accessibility of alcohol.