Portland-State-University 2021-2022 Bulletin

PHE 315 Justice in Public Health: The Epidemic of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women & Peoples

Students will investigate the Missing Murdered Indigenous Women and People epidemic through a multi-layered decolonizing framework. They will study theory and praxis centered around historical trauma from colonization, the long-term effects of colonialism, and the social and system-level responses that serve to further disempower Indigenous women and girls and perpetuate the ongoing cycle of colonial violence against them. Students will also study critical healing and strengths-based approaches drawn from Indigenous values, experiences, and perspectives to address this critical issue.


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