Show simple item record Apok, Charlene Renee 2017-12-13T01:14:20Z 2017-12-13T01:14:20Z 2016-05
dc.description Master's Project (M.A.) University of Alaska Fairbanks, 2016 en_US
dc.description.abstract The following is a report of a project, "Resilient Spirits", which took place in Nome, Alaska. This project aimed to highlight stories of healing through survivorship. This work focuses on the assets within Alaska Native culture, community, and people. Development of strategies to address violence need to include healing. The project selected a mixed methodology of talking circles and photovoice to highlight the themes of healing, strength, and resilience. These methods served to engage participants in a culturally appropriate manner, in a safe space, and could be utilized at their comfort level. The first phase of the project was the introductory talking circle. It was used to discuss the themes and set up the photo activity. The second phase, photovoice, was chosen as a project activity to assist in sharing stories. Participants used digital cameras in their everyday lives to represent what healing and strength looked like from their perspective. The final third phase was another talking circle. It was a time to reflect on the first talking circle and the process of photovoice. From the unique combination of talking circles and photovoice, stories emerged on healing where there is often silence. Photographs provided a rich illustration of a sense of holistic healing and strength. Knowledge on healing and strength can be found within our Alaska Native communities. Healing is a renewable resource and experienced inter-generationally. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject Alaska Natives en_US
dc.subject Mental health en_US
dc.subject Mental health services en_US
dc.subject Health and hygiene en_US
dc.subject Counseling of en_US
dc.subject Family violence en_US
dc.subject Alaska en_US
dc.title Resilient spirits en_US
dc.type Other en_US ma
dc.identifier.department Department of Alaska Native Studies and Rural Development
dc.contributor.chair Brooks, Cathy
dc.contributor.chair Carroll, Jennifer L. L.
dc.contributor.committee Jones, Jenny Bell
dc.contributor.committee Carothers, Courtney
dc.contributor.committee Ramos, Judith

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