Professor Hilary Weaver publishes book, "The Routledge International Handbook of Indigenous Resilience"

Published March 31, 2022


Hilary Weaver

Hilary Weaver.

Kudos to Professor Hilary Weaver on the publication of her book, "The Routledge International Handbook of Indigenous Resilience."

Weaver, H. N. (2021). The Routledge International Handbook of Indigenous Resilience. Routledge. 

Book Description

This handbook provides a comprehensive and cutting-edge strengths-based resource on the subject of Indigenous resilience.

Indigenous Peoples demonstrate considerable resilience despite the social, health, economic, and political disparities they experience within surrounding settler societies. This book considers Indigenous resilience in many forms: cultural, spiritual, and governance traditions remain in some communities and are being revitalized in others to reclaim aspects of their cultures that have been outlawed, suppressed, or undermined. It explores how Indigenous people advocate for social justice and work to shape settler societies in ways that create a more just, fair, and equitable world for all human and non-human beings. This book is divided into five sections:

  • From the past to the future
  • Pillars of Indigeneity
  • The power in Indigenous identities
  • The natural world
  • Reframing the narrative: from problem to opportunity

Comprised of 25 newly commissioned chapters from Indigenous scholars, professionals, and community members from traditions around the world, this book will be a useful tool for anyone seeking a deeper understanding of manifestations of wellness and resilience.

This handbook will be of particular interest to all scholars, students, and practitioners of social work, social care, and human services more broadly, as well as those working in sociology, development studies, and environmental sustainability.