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Improving New Mexico Indian Health Care System: Pueblo Core Values and Federal Policy

Abstract Due to the history of colonization, disruption of Indigenous life ways, and encroachment of external Western ideals and practices upon tribal peoples in New Mexico, the protection and preservation of tribal customs, values, traditions, and ways of thinking are critical to the continued existence of the tribes. It has taken many years for tribal communities, such as the 19 Pueblos of New Mexico, to get to where they find themselves today: In a paradoxical situation stemming from the fact that Pueblo people are told to pursue the iconic American Dream, which was not actually designed or intended for tribal peoples and that always seems to be just out of reach for many community members. Yet many of them do their best to emulate the capitalist... (more)
Created Date 2015
Contributor Lucero, Kenneth (Author) / Sumida Huaman, Elizabeth (Advisor) / Brayboy, Bryan (Advisor) / Martin, Nathan (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Native American studies / Health care management / Core Values / Indian Health Service / Pueblo
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 85 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Social Justice and Human Rights 2015
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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