Date of Award
Open Access Thesis
Master of Social Work (MSW)
Mary Lou Williams
The object of this research is to examine the resilience of the Native Americans from the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe. This group of people have faced many forms of adversity over the generations. These adversities include poverty, racism, and cultural separation just to name a few. From the perspective of ecological systems theory, family systems theory, and the strengths perspective, this study focuses on individuals that grew uP on the Mille Lacs reservation and have been recognized as being successful by their tribal community. Reflecting on their childhood, these individuals discussed three factors that contributed to their resiliency. These factors are their family relationships, the supports received from outside their family system, and a belief in self. Identifying these factors and enhancing them in others may benefit the future of individuals, families, and society.
Rodin, Jeffrey S., "Factors That Contribute to Resiliency in Anishinabe/Ojibwe Children Overcoming Adversity" (1998). Theses and Graduate Projects. 788.