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dc.contributor.authorTsosie, Nathania
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-01T17:41:18Z
dc.date.available2012-02-01T17:41:18Z
dc.date.issued2012-02-01
dc.date.submittedDecember 2011
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1928/17457
dc.description.abstractThis study identifies and examines the components of social capital related to a grassroots initiative to address Indigenous youth suicide through art. The Native Artists for HOPE’s Thoreau Youth Art Project was organized by a small group of professional Native American artists in response to a sudden increase of youth suicide in a community on the Navajo Nation. Built on cultural core values identified by the artists themselves, the day long workshop encourages self-expression and creativity as an alternative to risky behaviors believed by community members to be related to suicide. A brief literature review of social capital including its application to population health models, Indigenous communities, and youth suicide is also included. I argue that social capital is a suitable community-level determinant of health that is consistent with Indigenous health models and the place-based Indigenous worldview. Thus, using my personal experience in organizing the Thoreau Youth Art Project as a narrative frame and selected quotes from Artist Facilitators, this study will identify related components of social capital. I summarize my findings from this research by reflecting on the process of organizing Native Artists for HOPE and the Thoreau Youth Art Project by drawing upon the tenets of Indigenous Planning.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipNorthwest Portland Area Indian Health Board, Society for the Preservation of American Indian Culture, Center for Native American Healthen_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectAmerican Indianen_US
dc.subjectIndians, North Americaen_US
dc.subjectNative Americanen_US
dc.subjectSocial Capitalen_US
dc.subjectYouth Suicideen_US
dc.subjectIndigenous Planningen_US
dc.subjectCommunity Arten_US
dc.subject.lcshCommunity arts projects
dc.subject.lcshSocial capital (Sociology)--New Mexico--Thoreau
dc.subject.lcshIndigenous youth--United States
dc.subject.lcshIndian artists--New Mexico
dc.subject.lcshTeenagers--Suicidal behavior--Prevention
dc.titleNative Artists Helping Our People Endure (HOPE): A Social Capital Analysis of a Grassroots Art Initiative to Address Youth Suicide in an Indigenous Communityen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.degreeCommunity & Regional Planningen_US
dc.description.levelMastersen_US
dc.description.departmentUniversity of New Mexico. School of Architecture and Planningen_US
dc.description.advisorJojola, Ted
dc.description.committee-memberIsaac, Claudia
dc.description.committee-memberParker, Tassy


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