Title

The Experiences of American Indian Women Warriors

Date of Award

9-29-2014

Document Type

Doctoral Capstone

Degree Name

Psy.D.

Department

Graduate School of Professional Psychology

First Advisor

Lynett Henderson Metzger

First Committee Member

Rita Ledesma

Second Committee Member

Fernand Lubuguin

Keywords

American Indian female veterans, American Indian women, Women Warriors, Military Veterans

Abstract

This article examines the unique experiences of American Indian (AI) female veterans through a generalized qualitative study. Revealed in this study were interesting cultural insights regarding a concentrated, yet largely misunderstood, population within the U.S. military. For this study, six participants were interviewed and data were analyzed to identify common experiences of AI female veterans. The analyses revealed unique roles assumed during military service, a strengthening of cultural values, identity development, and personal empowerment as a result of AI women having served in the military. Discussion, implications, and limitations of this study are also described.

Comments

Copyright is held by the author. Permanently suppressed.

Extent

36 pages

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