Congratulations to Professor Hilary Weaver and co-author on the
publication of their book, "All My Relations: Understanding the
Experiences of Native Americans with Disabilities."
Weaver, H.N. & Yuen, F.K. (2016). All My Relations:
Understanding the Experiences of Native Americans with
Disabilities. Oxfordshire: Taylor and Francis Publishers.
Native Americans suffer disproportionately from many social and
health disparities. High rates of poverty, exposure to
environmental toxins, and various forms of violence all increase
the risk of health problems, including disabilities, yet there is
very little published scholarship concerning Native American
experiences with disabilities.
In collecting contributions on various aspects of disability in
Native American populations in one volume, this book seeks to
redress this lack of attention. Writing about regions of the United
States, Canada, and Australia, and spanning a diverse range of
settings from remote rural areas, to reservations, to college
campuses, the authors are attentive to the impact of specific
environments on their inhabitants. Taking into account both
physical and social environment, and recognizing the importance of
cultural context, this book is a good starting point for anyone
interested in developing a better understanding of the experience
of Native peoples living with disabilities. This book was
originally published as a special issue of the Journal of
Social Work in Disability & Rehabilitation.