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Laupus Library Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Accessibility Libguide

Indigenous Health: Books & Articles

The following books, articles, and search strategies are just a small selection of resources available at Laupus Library exploring topics related to inequality in Native American, American & Alaskan Natives, and Indigenous American health topics. 

Indigenous Health Books at Laupus

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Reproductive Justice by Barbara Gurr

In Reproductive Justice, sociologist Barbara Gurr provides the first analysis of Native American women's reproductive healthcare and offers a sustained consideration of the movement for reproductive justice in the United States. Reproductive Justice offers a respectful and informed analysis of the stories Native American women have to tell about their bodies, their lives, and their communities.

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American Indian Health and Nursing, Edited by Margaret Moss

An extraordinary textbook that addresses the historical and national impact of healthcare and nursing on the American Indian... Although written for nurses, the usefulness of this healthcare textbook extends far beyond this professional practice. The text addresses the profound disparities in policy, health care law, and health outcomes that affect American Indians.

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Advancing Health Equity for Native American Youth

This report summarizes the presentations and discussions from the workshop on Advancing Health Equity for Native American Youth held by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. The focus  of the workshop was 1) the visibility of racial and ethnic disparities in health and health care as a national problem, (2) the development of programs and strategies by and for Native and Indigenous communities to reduce disparities and build resilience, and (3) the emergence of supporting Native expertise and leadership

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American Indian Health, Edited by Everett Rhoades

Disease processes among American Indians and Alaska Natives often have distinct manifestations that need to be considered by clinicians and health policy makers involved with these populations. Equally important, all aspects of Indian life--including health--are governed by the special relationship between Indian tribes and the U.S. federal government. For American Indian Health, Everett R. Rhoades has gathered a distinguished group of scholars and practitioners to present a comprehensive assessment of the health of American Indian peoples today and the delivery of health services to them.

Indigenous Health Search Strategies

The following search will locate articles about Indigenous people or Native Americans and health and/or health disparities in PubMed, ECU One Search, and ProQuest Search: 


("indigenous" OR "American Indian" OR "American Indians" OR "Native American" OR "Native Americans" OR "Alaska Native" OR "Alaska Natives" OR "Inuit" OR "Inuits") AND (health OR "health disparities" OR wellness)


In ProQuest Search & One Search remember to use limiters such as: 

  • Peer-Reviewed
  • Scholarly Journals
  • And if requested by your program or instructor, the 5 year date limit