Indigenous peoples and cultural survival

Jay T. Johnson*, Michael Yellow Bird

*Corresponding author for this work

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This chapter provides an overview of the term indigenous peoples; covers the history of the international indigenous peoples' movement; and discusses the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, its importance, and its limitations. It concludes with a discussion of social work with indigenous peoples, past and future.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of International Social Work
Subtitle of host publicationHuman Rights, Development, and the Global Profession
EditorsLynne M. Healy, Rosemary J. Link
Place of PublicationNew York ; Oxford
PublisherOxford University Press
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9780199918195
ISBN (Print)9780195333619
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • Indigenous peoples
  • Social work
  • Social work practice
  • United Nations


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