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Art as a Spiritual Expression for Indigenous Well-being

Abstract Art is a form of spiritual expression that is thriving in many Indigenous cultures. It can take many forms, meanings and have a multitude of emotional, mental, physical and spiritual effects on its creator as well as its audience. Amongst American Indians, art has been a method for maintaining holistic well-being intended to heal and cope with traumatic experiences. In this thesis, I examine the western societal and cultural influences that have led to the loss of cultural identity and examine approaches and practices that aim to re-establish a resilient connection to identity and well-being using art as a spiritual catalyst. Literary research and articles were reviewed related to the issue of art as a form of spiritual expression in Indige... (more)
Created Date 2018
Contributor Robbins, Marlena Candace (Author) / Romero-Little, Eunice (Advisor) / Marley, Tennille L (Committee member) / Meders, Jacob (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Native American studies / art / creative / expression / Indigenous / spirituality / wellbeing
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 68 pages
Language English
Note Masters Thesis American Indian Studies 2018
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS

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